Posted 7/22/2011 4:55 PM (GMT -6)
I previously had a total colectomy for my ulcerative colitis and my small intestine is connected to my rectal stump which acts a reservoir. I still have UC in the reservoir and I recently started taking Lialda. Unfortunately the pills come out of me intact (I have a 1-2 hour transit time from mouth to 'exit'). My Doctor wants to switch me to Pentasa, but when I read that it is also a 'delayed' release. And, I have an $800 dollar bottle of Lialda I would like to use. If I drank a soda or orange juice would the Lialda, would it 'dissolve' better? And would I have the same issue with Pentasa?