I am taking Pentasa, 2 gm 2 x daily (8 of the 250 mg capsules 2 x a day). At one time Pentasa was a first line drug of choice. It is falling out of favor w/many gastros, especially the IBD researchers, as not being particularly effective.
On the other hand, there are those of us that Pentasa still works quite well for. When my Crohn's first returned after my resection Pentasa alone kept me in symptomatic remission or full remission for quite a few years. Eventually we had to add Imuran and Cipro to support the Imuran until it could take full efffect. It has taken both the Imuran AND the Pentasa together to keep me in symptomatic or full remission for the last 6 years. If I get careless and drop back to 1/2 dosage on the Pentasa w/in 2 weeks I become aware that the Imuran can't do it alone w/o the full dose of Pentasa.
So - it may - or may not - work for you. I hope and pray that it does work for you!
I know that many capsules a day doesn't sound very appealing - but given the alternatives of the "stronger" meds like Remicade, Humria, Cimzia .... you learn to appreciate the lowly Pentasa if you are one of the fortunates it does work for. It certainly is worth a good college try! AND they do make it in a somewhat larger dosage of 500 mg capsules so you only need 8 a day instead of 16 of the 250 mg that I take.
Good luck and God bless!
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