Hi...."the box says"...or do you mean the prescript
ion label says?
Here's a link. Apparently, one can cut them...as long as they're not chewed...these are for the tablets.
Kitty...you are NOT on enough medication, and you should also be on rectal meds.
Slowly increasing is a good process..however...you have a lot of room for increasing in small increments,
This is a link for Pentasa tablets and the prescribed dosages up to 4000 mg. ... that would equal 8 pills daily.
When do you see the doc next? Did you express to him that you didn't want to be on lots of meds and were afraid of too high a dosage, etc?
It's great you're improving, however.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!