How much Pentasa do you take?

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   Posted 10/28/2007 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm on 1g three times daily and just wondering if I could safely reduce that dosage somewhat. I'm also taking 100mg of Azathioprene a day... any experiences?
battling in Ireland
diagnosed June 2007 with UC
10mg of Prednisolone twice daily
500mg of Dipentum twice daily
Prednisolone anema once daily

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   Posted 10/28/2007 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
hi mama d

I take 500g four times a day - yours does seem quite high but hey if it works ... are you flaring or are these all maintenance ?

Diagnosed Proctitis 2003
leaped to Pancolitis May 2007
bye bye Pred (fingerscrossed )!
2000mg pentasa a day
omega 3
Allergic to Sulphalizine
In remission since june
Multivitamin and calcium supplement

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   Posted 11/12/2007 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
It's maintenance. Not flaring. Fingers crossed it will stay that way. Might ask docs to reduce it a little bit. Do you know about side effects of Pentasa?
battling in Ireland
diagnosed June 2007 with UC
1g Pentasa, three times a day
100mg Azathioprene
Calcium 3D twice daily

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   Posted 11/12/2007 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got a prescription from my GI doc today for Pentasa for 1 500mg pill 4 times daily but he said that he could make it 2 500mg pills 4 times daily if I needed more.  I've been on Asacol for about 18 years but recently had a total abdominal colectomy because of high grade dysplasia found in my last colonoscopy and the coating on the Asacol isn't dissolving as well so I'm gonna try the Pentasa.  He said that it's designed to dissolve in the ileum and that should help me as all I have left is the rectum and about 3 inches of my sigmoid colon.  I just want to be sure and get something to work on what's left because I don't want any problems there that might cause dysplasia later.   

53 yr old male, UC since 1978
800mg Asacol x 3 daily
Forteo(for osteoporosis)
600mg calcium + 200 iu Vit. D x 3 daily
Advicor(for cholesterol)
Sub-total colectomy with ileo-sigmoid anastomosis

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