I actually switched from asacol to pentasa back in 2004. They say with asacol it is normal to see part of the pill passed in the stool for the frist couple of weeks. I started with a flare and saw pill parts (a while after starting asacol over a yr or so) that was why they switched me to pentasa. I know the white parts are normal in pentasa to see. I just hope it is working properly by releasing the contents in time to actually be helpful. I hate to think I am paying $50 a month for something that isnt even getting absorbed. I think I will bring it up when I see my colorectal surgeon tomorrow. Gee I need to start a question list for him again already have another list for him since I hope to be returning to work soon, I have a physical job and want him to make up a letter for my work informing them of my limitations.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987