PENTASA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Crohn’s Disease, Maintenance “I’m a Filipina 44 years old and was diagnosed of crohn’s in 2014. I’ve been taking pentasa tabs and suppository as well. My first 6 months was four pentasa 500mg tablets twice a day and 1 suppository before bedtime. There was an improvement I had less diarhea and crampness of stomach. I maintained taking pentasa for 2 years and reduced the dosage until I took two 500mg pentasa a day and 1 suppository. Since I feel better. I decided to stop taking med. Now I’m 3 years with out taking any medicine and starting again with diarrhea with a bloody stool. Maybe I need to start back on pentasa again..”

Juvy paulite November 20, 2017

For Crohn’s Disease, Maintenance “I have been taking 4 x Pentasa 500mg twice daily since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in June this year. I haven’t noticed any side effects but my stomach cramping, bloating, gas and just general pain has dramatically decreased so I think it is helping! Yay. My specialist has advised that if my symptoms don’t totally subside on this medication I’ve to try a steroid so hopefully it continues to work for me. Thankfully I’m in Scotland as well so I don’t need to pay for the prescription.”

May13 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 6, 2017

For Ulcerative Colitis, Active “Works fine for me after 1 month using 3 gm daily but side effect was bad . Back and muscle pain. I can’t move from pain.”

Khaled mousa September 17, 2017

For Crohn’s Disease, Maintenance “Well, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 29… but the doctors thought I had it before then but I was pregnant and it laid dormant for about a year. My intestines burst one year ago and I had to have bowel resection…20 inches and my appendix. After all that, they put me on steroids and pentasa two 500mg, 3 times a day. At first I did ok with it but I’m horrible at taking medicine so I started decreasing the amount that I took. Doctor is not thrilled of course but now that I haven’t taken it for a while, I feel no different than when I’m on it. I have diarrhea anytime I eat and occasional gas with pain but that’s it… I’m lucky I know and still not sure if I’m making the right choice but meds are $70/mo”

Anonymous July 10, 2017

For Crohn’s Disease, Maintenance “I’ve been taking Pentasa for several years. I remember vividly having to go to the bathroom several times a day. I have to go just once a day, maybe once every other day since taking Pentasa. My dosage is two 500 mg capsules four times a day. The only side effect I have experienced is passing gas considerably.”

Mark Kratovil May 20, 2017

For Crohn’s Disease, Maintenance “It has been great. Works a treat.”

Pauma May 2, 2017

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