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Old 07-17-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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I need info on pentasa for crohns

Would like to know long term affects of pentasa for crohns disease

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Old 07-17-2011, 11:07 PM   #2
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Re: I need info on pentasa for crohns

Hopefully relief!

I use Asacol which is a mesalamine 5ASA medication for Ulcerative Colitis (and Crohn's). I also use Salofalk retention enemas....both ends approach for over 22 years. I'll keep taking it forever if I need to.

I've never used Pentasa, but if Asacol didn't continue to work, I'd consider it.

What's the dosage (how many per day) are you using?

Where exactly is your CD?

You should, however, have blood testing for liver and kidney enzymes about every 6 months.

The whole list of side effects would be listed in a pharmaceutical book or site.

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Old 07-18-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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Re: I need info on pentasa for crohns

500 mg 8x daily
had resection of ileum in 1968
would like to know long term effect to our immune system any dangers of mesalmine.
been taking 1 month working great also helping my back and allergies.2 good to be true.u have been taking mesalamine 22 years and it still works well?
thanks for ur imput............Richard

 
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Re: I need info on pentasa for crohns

Hi..yes,it works well. I have ulcerative proctosigmoiditis, I use both oral and rectal mesalamine as I mentioned above

My flares are minimal.

As well..it's believed that 5ASA mesalamine helps protect the colon from cancer. Pentasa is dispersed into the ileum, so if your CD is in the areas left of the ileum and in the colon, all should be good.

Do you have any rectal involvement? if yes...rectal meds shouls become your very best friend!

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