I only know my GI doesn't use Pentasa for UC. He says it tends to deliver the drug at the end on the small intestine or just at the beginning of the colon, so it isn't as effective. I was unable to tolerate Asacol, but since your daughter was on Pentasa she'll probably do fine.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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