Welcome to the forum. I agree with Quincy, do not equate a one-day episode with a symptom, rather look for a pattern occurring consistently over a series of days. Pentasa and mezavant are well tolerated by the majority of us without side effects, so I would say it is not all that likely you are having a side effect. The mezavant has a delayed-release coating, and the medication is not released until it reaches your large intestine (which takes a while). It's not impossible to have a reaction to mezavant, but what you describe isn't commonly a reaction to it.
A more typical dosage of mezavant is 4.0 grams a day. You might ask for an increase if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks.
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John, 40, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasaA screenwriter with Crohn's disease came up with that iconic scene in the movie Aliens (1986) where an alien bursts out of a guy's abdomen. I've musingly wondered whether my UC pains meant that ...
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