Acne when on Pentasa-any suggestions or experiences????

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

got guts
New Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 3/20/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
smhair  have been using Pentasa for a couple of years now and have never had an acne problem.  All of a sudden, I am having severe acne on my face, back and chest.  Does anyone have any suggestions or experience to suggest that the two are related?  There is no evidence in the literature but a pharmacist friend looked up the anecdotal notes and there seems to be a connection.  Does anyone have any experience or suggestions with this problem?  I am 21 years old and it is not the most beautiful thing in the world to be having pimples and acne everywhere. HELP!  I am taking about 4000 mg of Pentasa daily.  That is the only medication that I am currently taking other than protonix, and probiotics.

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 3/20/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the same issue when I was your age. I ended up getting proactiv. It works. If that doesn't work - talk to your doctor. There are prescription skin medicines that are topical so they would not upset your guts.
Crohn's Disease - 29 years
Diagnosed at age 10 in 1979
1st ileosecal resection 1989
2nd colon resection 1993
Chronic "D" and arthritis
Chronic rectal stricture with colonoscopy every 3 months to dialate
Insomnia since 1980 - I love my ambien!
SCUBA diver, Master's degree student, college graduate, Pet therapist

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:21 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,905,434 posts in 318,861 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 158218 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Bob47.
348 Guest(s), 12 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
NicHostetler, Italatin8, landcrab, Purrrsiankitty, eldonkey, Lady89, Scaredy Cat, Bull101, Bob47, OriolCarol, MacroMan, joee