I think you would ask your DR if you are wondering the question--maybe he could put you on a sister medication of Pentasa. I bet he is going to tell you that it may take up to 6mo's for it to reach full effectiveness.
I can tell you that it has been the best drug so far for me. The DR has tried twice to take me off of it and when he does my bloodwork is horrible and my swelling, D and bleeding return full force.
35/f proud single mom of 2
Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002
Diagnosed with IBS 2007
Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily