As I have been seeking alternatives to lower my cost of meds I came to understand that Pentasa comes in tabs and capsules.
Shire makes Pentasa in capsule form in US. Ferring makes the tabs for UK market and I think the Canadian market also. My doc says that the capsules are differrent and better. It seems like, if my doc is correct (capsules are better) and they can only be purchased in the states, then the rest of the world is not getting the best med alternaitve. Something is not adding up here
So here are the questions
1) Can you get Shire mmanufactured 500mg Pentasa capsules in Canada?
2) Does anyone know if there is difference between between the ferring manufactured tabs and the shire manufactured capsules?
Thanks in advance for your insight
As an aside, it seems like there is a lot of buying power if we combined the dollars spent by folks on this site. I am not sure what do do about
it but I am thinking about
Symptoms since I was 15 (now 50), 2 “definitive” IBS diagnoses but no treatment except “eat more broccoli, you are not getting enough roughage"..lol, CD in small bowel diagnoses with Pill Cam 06/2010, Kapidex 60mg, Prednisone 30 mg (tapering down over the next couple of months), Pentasa 4,000 mg, Amitripyline 10 mg, SCD, Freeda - Multi Vitamin & 2000 UI D3, Melatonin 9mg