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How Supplied


CANASA 1000 mg suppositories are indicated for the treatment of mild to moderately active ulcerative proctitis. Safety and effectiveness of Canasa beyond 6 weeks have not been established.


The dosage of CANASA 1000 mg suppositories is one rectal suppository once daily at bedtime.

The suppository should be retained for one to three hours or longer, if possible. The usual course of therapy is from three to six weeks depending on symptoms and sigmoidoscopic findings.

If a patient misses a dose of CANASA, it should be administered as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for next dose. Patients should not use two CANASA suppositories at the same time to make up for a missed dose.


Dosage Forms And Strengths

CANASA 1000 mg suppositories for rectal administration are available as bullet shaped, light tan to grey suppositories containing 1000 mg mesalamine.

Storage And Handling

CANASA 1000 mg suppositories for rectal administration are available as bullet shaped, light tan to grey suppositories containing 1000 mg mesalamine supplied in boxes of 30 and 42 individually plastic wrapped suppositories (NDC 58914-501-56 and 58914-501-42).

Store below 25°C (77°F), may be refrigerated. Keep away from direct heat, light or humidity.

CANASA suppositories will cause staining of direct contact surfaces, including but not limited to fabrics, flooring, painted surfaces, marble, granite, vinyl, and enamel.

Distributed by: Aptalis Pharma US, Inc. 100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard Bridgewater, NJ 08807 USA Revised: December 2013

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/6/2014

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