I Just Got Treated To Use Mesalamine, How Long Does It Take To Work

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I Just Got Treated To Use Mesalamine, How Long Does It Take To Work

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J,

You'll need to be patient. Mesalamine is not like taking an aspirin for a headache. You don't take it and a few hours later you start to feel better. Mesalamine works to reduce the inflammation in your gut, and this process can take a week or more to see any significance. One thing you'll learn having IBD is patience. Patience with your body, patience with treatments, patience with trying new things to treat your symptoms.

Give it at least 2 weeks to see even a small difference.

Elizabeth