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Mesalazine, also known as mesalamine or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is a medication used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. It is generally used for mildly to moderately severe disease. It is taken by mouth or rectally. The formulations which are taken by mouth appear to be similarly effective.
Octasa has many possible side effects you should be aware of, read about them on medicines.org.uk, "Possible side effects of Octasa include: Unexplained bruising (without injury), bleeding under your skin, purple spots or patches under your skin, anaemia (feeling tired, weak and looking pale, especially on lips, nails and inside of eyelids), fever (high temperature), sore throat or unusual bleeding (e.g. nose bleeds), lung disease (scarring of lung tissue, allergic reaction) resulting in difficulty in breathing, cough, wheezing and collection of fluid in the lungs, pneumonia Abnormal liver function tests, hepatitis (inflammation of the liver giving rise to flu-like symptoms and jaundice), inflammation of the heart with signs like chest pains or palpitations, disorder of the immune system (lupus-like syndrome) which can cause inflammation of the heart sac or membranes around the lungs and heart, rash and /or joint pain, kidney problems (associated with blood in urine and/or swelling in feet and ankles), kidney failure, which may be reversible if treatment is stopped early."