My doctor basically told me that Pentasa is just like an anti-inflammatory that breaks down in the colon and not the stomach or small intestines. It a very mild drug similiar to aspirin or tylenol. I'm only on it at the moment and don't have any side effects from it. Seems to be keeping me in remission.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression