Yikes... I forgot my drugs!

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   Posted 11/2/2007 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I forgot to take my Entocort and Pentasa this morning!
Should I go home at lunch and take it (it's far)??
Or do you think I can just 'miss' the Entocort today and just take all the Pentasa tonight?

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   Posted 11/2/2007 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't double up your dose of pentasa, but take your entocort when you get home (with food)

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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   Posted 11/2/2007 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
my doc said i can take all my entocort at one time...all three pills in the morning or whatever if it help me remember. you can take them all when you get home. i know some ppl on here have doubled up on their pentasa, me being one of them, when i remembered to take it.
26 year old female  diagnosed with severe Crohn's in Sept. 2007-suspected that I've had it for at least 3 yrs.  Currently taking Pentasa 500mg/8x daily; Entocort 3mg/3x daily; Percocet for pain; Protonix 40mg---was on Flagyl/Cipro for two weeks,(a few weeks ago), was supposed to be on it for three weeks but the cramping and diarrhea it caused made me stop
Now on Prednisone 40mg, stopped Entocort while on pred.

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   Posted 11/2/2007 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I normally take two 500mg capsules of pentasa 3 times per day but my gi doc told me that if it is easier for me I could take the same total amount in 2 divided doses, so that would be 3 in the morning and 3 in the evening. He said it was better if smaller amounts go to the small intestine more frequently but if it means forgetting, then I should do it twice. So it seems like it is ok to go over the 1 gram in one dose but I'm not sure I would double it without calling to check.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin and now trying good ol' zoloft

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   Posted 11/2/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
When I forget to take something, I call my doctor to check, especially when dealing with steroids.  Just my two cents though :-) !  Take care!
"Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure. ~George Melton~"

Current Meds include:Colazal, Prednisone, Nexium and Remicade

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 11/2/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for all the advice.  Unfortunately I just got too preoccupied and worried about it - so I zoomed home at lunch and took them.  I didn't want to take the entocort too late or it makes me stay stay awake at night.  I'll just take the two remaining doses of Pentasa this afternoon and evening.

Anyhoo... Thanks for letting me share my freak-out moment!

Have a good weekend!

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