I'd like to hear from those of you on Pentasa about side effects, effectiveness, etc. When I was diagnosed a couple of months ago, I started on steriod and Pentasa simultaneously. I was just getting over my colonoscopy and in a very active diarrhea and bloody mucus flare. I felt very nauseous, so the doctor blamed the Pentasa and took me off. I am currently on a Prednisone taper. The doc thinks that I won't like the Pentasa, and wants me to go to Entocort instead. I can be very stubborn. I don't want to give up on the Pentasa, because it seems like the least invasive med, and I'm not sure that my side effects were really the Pentasa, or just reacting to the flare itself. I'd like to know what side effects people are experiencing, and if they go away with time, and any other ideas and advice you may have. I know I've been posting a lot of different questions on this site; Please have patience with me. this is all new and so confusing. Thanks!
48 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's Sept-Oct. 2007