How do Canasa suppositories work?It is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis. This medicine works inside the bowel by helping to reduce inflammation and other symptoms.
Before using CANASA, tell your doctor if you:
- have a history of allergic reaction to the medicine sulfasalazine (Azulfidine).
- have kidney problems.
- have ever had inflammation of the sac around your heart (pericarditis).
- have liver problems.
- have any other medical conditions.
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if CANASA can harm your unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. CANASA can pass into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you use CANASA.
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What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.