LMills is right, they are sort of the same medication, just engineered to release their medication at different times in the intestines. From what I understand, Pentasa breaks down quickly for small bowel, asacol slower for the large. In my experience, they've all been considered maintainence drugs.
And that's wonderful about the surgery, I'm so happy for you! It must be a relief. I'm going for an EUA on the 10th, with a possible fistulotomy and seton. We'll see.
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years. Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea.
I'm DONE (D-O-N-E, DONE!!!) with immuno-suppressants. Tremble, yee Pharmacuetical companies, for you will not withstand the aggressive onslaught of our healing!
new prescription from natural doc,
3.5 grams Chlorella daily.
4.5 mg Low Dose Naltrexone nightly.