What is Salofalk EC?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Mesalamine

Mesalamine, a derivative of 5-aminosalicylic acid, is an anti-inflammatory agent. Orally it is used to treat and maintain remission of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Rectal administration is used to treat active mild-to-moderate distal ulcerative colitis, proctosigmoiditis, or proctitis.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Salofalk EC

Side effect Patients
Joint pain in legs 1

Why patients stopped taking Salofalk EC

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Salofalk EC


Stopped taking Salofalk EC

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Salofalk EC after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 1
Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin) 1

Patients stopped taking Salofalk EC and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 1
Mesalamine (rectal) (Canasa) 1
Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Salofalk EC.