Pentasa & Alcohol

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/21/2007 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering whether it's safe to drink alcohol whilst taking Pentasa? I don't drink that much but would really like to know as i have just started taking Pentasa.
Whilst i'm here i'm just curious to know whether VSL 3 can be prescribed by your Doctor or must it be purchased over the counter??

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 12/21/2007 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
My doc said there is no issue w/ Pentasa and Alcohol but I rarely drink because my crohns doesn't like it very much.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/21/2007 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been on Pentasa now for about 2 years and have drank on weekends and haven't seemed to have any trouble. I am still wondering about alcohol and remicade because I will be starting that in a few weeks.

43 yr old F, diagnosed: June 93
1 surgery, have a stricture right now
meds: pentasa 500mg 2 pills 4x a day
zoloft 50mg once a day

looking forward to a few more 5k's in the spring and hopefully a 10k before next winter..God willing!

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 12/21/2007 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Pentasa for more than 6 years now and although I rarely drink, I've never had problems with alcohol. If you are still unsure, ask your pharmacy........they know about drug interactions. 

31 year old female diagnosed with CD in 2001. Currently taking Pentasa.

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   Posted 12/21/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on a multitude of CD meds thru the years and when I went on a cruise when I was was still legal at the time to drink at age 18 he said it was ok and at that time I was on Imuran and azulfadine...dont remember what other meds since that was 10 years ago. I have been on pred, pentasa, asacol, humira and many others and never had an issue with alcohol
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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