There are plenty of us here IN THE REAL WORLD who can attest to the benefit of Pentasa for them.
I am one. It takes the combination of Imuran AND Pentasa to keep me in remission (and at times only symptomatic remission). IF I try to reduce my Pentasa dose I can get away w/it for 2-4 months - and then I begin paying the price. But the Pentasa couldn't and can't do "it" on its own either.
I've have had nothng but absolutely minor flares since about
6 months after starting the combination in 2003. 1998 to 2003, I wasn't doing so good and even had a new area of disease activity crop up and a recommendation of surgery for the old resection site and the new area at Mayo Clinic.
I am 5' 3" and weigh 110-115 lbs and my Imuran dose is 75 mg 4 days a week and 100 mg 3 days a week. To keep the dosing easiest I take the 100 mg on Monday, Wednesay and Friday and the 75 mg the other days.
There is a Prometheus blood test we used at first that would indicate whether I was in therapeutic range and status of any hepatoxicity risk.
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 8/24/2012 8:03:17 AM (GMT-6)