Question: Pentasa granules are NOT available in the US? I hope this isn't true. I can't take big pills due to a swallowing disorder, and I'm allergic to Delzicol. I've been trying to find an oral medication that I can take (not to mention afford).
No worries, it is available. I have the same anxiety when it comes to swallowing pills. I chew and crush whenever I can.
I had Salofalk Granules in Germany and yes you can swallow the granules without a capsule. In the US it's called Apriso.
By the way, my GI suggested to put a pill in a spoon with yogurt and swallow it that way. I did that for a lot of years until I learned to swallow my pills with fluids just recently. However it needs to be juice to mask the awful taste haha
~ chicken wings ~ said...
My GI said that I could even chew the Pentasa granules if I wanted to.
Sorry but he's wrong. You can't chew those.
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Post Edited (Andrina) : 11/4/2016 5:41:42 AM (GMT-6)