Mesalazine (Rectal) - Dosage and How to Use
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Mesalazine Rectal Foam

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Aminosalicylates Salofalk® Rectal Foam Adult

Mesalazine Rectal Foam - Dosage and How to Use

How should Mesalazine Rectal Foam be used?

Mesalazine Rectal Foam is usually administered once a day at bedtime after emptying your bowels. The usual dose is one to two spray actuations (each spray actuation contains 1 g of mesalazine; each can contains 14 actuations). If you have difficulty retaining two spray actuations of mesalazine, it may be administered in two separate doses; one at bedtime and the other during the night or early in the morning (after excreting the first dose).

Mesalazine Rectal Foam may only be used rectally, so it has to be inserted through the anus. It is not intended to be taken by mouth. Do not swallow.

Preparing to use the foam Using the foam​

Step 1:


Push the applicator firmly onto the spout of the spray can.

Shake the spray can for about 20 seconds to mix the contents.

​Step 1:


Place your index finger on the top of pump dome and turn the can upside down. Please note that the spray will only work properly when held with the pump dome pointing down.

Step 2:


Before first use, remove the safety lock (plastic flap) from under the pump dome.

Step 2:


Insert the applicator into your rectum as far as possible. The best way to do this is to place one foot on a chair or stool. To administer a dose of Salofalk rectal foam, push down fully the pump dome once and slowly release it.

For the second spray, push the dome again and release slowly. Wait 10-15 seconds before withdrawing the applicator as the foam still expands a little and would otherwise drop out of the applicator.

Step 3:


Twist the dome on the top of the spray can until the semi-circular gap underneath is in line with the nozzle. The spray can is now ready for use.

Step 3:


After administering the foam, remove the applicator and dispose of it as household waste in the plastic bag provided. Use a new applicator for another administration.

Wash your hands and try not to empty your bowels until the next morning.


What should I do if I miss a dose?

Do not take a larger than normal dose of Mesalazine Rectal Foam next time, but continue treatment at the prescribed dosage.

What should I do if I overdose?

Mesalazine Rectal Foam - Additional Information

  • Updated on 10/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital
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