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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: See your gastroenterologist, give him/her an update on your current symptoms and lack of response to the current therapy. The specialist will then wor ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nooooooooo: Please don't do that, is not safe, check with your doctor but you can hurt yourself doing this without supervision.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Don't do it: Alcohol will significantly increase the risk of GI toxicity from this med and also increase the risk of liver toxicity.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Usually not: If your aphthous ulcers are associated with a uc flare then Mesalamine may help by reducing disease activity. Otherwise they should be managed symptom ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
SFZ vs Asacol (mesalamine): Sfz is the best drug for intestinal disease, certainly "1" for regional enteritis and crohn's in the si. However, colonic bacteria breaks down sfz, a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Pharmacy: No prescriptions or immediate involvement in patient care is to be expected on this platform that is dedicated mostly to general advise. Your best sta ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Proctitis: Which is an inflammation of the rectum seen in Ulcerative proctitis or crohn's proctitis or non specific proctitis/radiation proctitis. Sometimes they ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Inflammation: Pentasa (mesalamine) can decrease inflammation when used to treat conditions like proctitis & ulcerative colitis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
IBD: Inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis & Crohn's disease. Pentasa (mesalamine) is a type of antiiflammatory agent and Imuran is an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most likely.: Yes. Unless you have a severe life-threatening adverse event.

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