This has been my experience too. My doc has been suggesting I come off pentasa since early last year, saying the imuran should make the pentasa unncecessary. Each time I've tried to come off it, I've had an increase in symptoms. At my most recent appointment, we agreed to increase my azathioprine because I'm slipping again. Once I adjusted to the increase I was going to try and get off the Pentasa again. I'm in Canada and the company doesn't sell the 250 mg tablets here. I have huge issues with my throat and when the 500 mg tabs get stuck it irritates the esophagus. I worry long term about
the damage being done. But now, I'm not sure.
The article was in the recent edition of American gastroenterology.
Randy I'm sure you know how lucky you are, given your situation, to have the health coverage you enjoy. I don't think it is typical of most HMOs but I am glad to know that within the HMO model there is room for non-profits. I just can't figure out how a non-profit can be purchased? Why would a company purchase something fthat is designed not to realize a profit?
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