Pentasa, mesacol, salofalk...?

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Hans C
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   Posted 5/15/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
I've been away for a couple of years(in Asia) and have for the last while been using generic mesalamine enemas from India(mesacol). 
 
Before I left a couple of years ago I used salofalk enemas.
 
Now on my return I've been prescribed pentasa enemas. On receiving a batch of these from the pharmacist I see that their concentration is only 1 gram mesalamine per enema. Both the salofalk I used and mesacol are 4gr per enema.
 
I was just about keeping remission for some months at 3/4 mesacol enemas per week - I take it equivalent pentasa would be 12 a week? and now I'm starting to flare, doesn't sound very practical... Does that sound right? I'm wondering if these pentasas are any use to me.
 
Thanks, Hans

Hans C
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 5/15/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   

b.t.w. I do also take oral mesalamine. Previously mesacol 800mg (3 a day)(enteric coated tablets). Just got a batch of pentasa tablets (500mg)

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