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Doctor insights on: Mesalamine Delayed Release Tablets Dosage

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Can apriso delay your period?

Can apriso delay your period?

Rarely: The most common adverse effects of Apriso are headache, abdominal pain, belching, and sore throat. It can cause metrorrhagia (or irregular menstrual bleeding), but does so in less than 1% of patients. ...Read more

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I have forgotten to take my pentasa (mesalamine) tablets for Crohn's , should I be worried?

I have forgotten to take my pentasa (mesalamine) tablets for Crohn's , should I be worried?

Retake: Just restart them. Typically if you miss one or two doses, nothing bad should happen in such a short period of time. However if you are ROUTINELY missing doses, you are more likely to have a flare up. If you really don't think you can take your medications without forgetting, discuss other medical options with your GI doctor ...Read more

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Im passing asacol (mesalamine) out whole. Does colazal release differently than asacol (mesalamine) or is it also pH dependent? And does it work the same?

Im passing asacol (mesalamine) out whole. Does colazal release differently than asacol (mesalamine) or is it also pH dependent? And does it work the same?

Different release: While Asacol (mesalamine) release is ph dependent, Colazal does not become active until the drug reaches the colon where bacteria there splits the drug up into an active state. In fact, the capsule is just a formality as the Colazal powder can be swallowed whole - as it is available overseas. Having said that, many of my patients also see intact Asacol (mesalamine) tabs in their stools. ...Read more

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Im on azathioprine and pentasa (mesalamine) tablets, can these cause very dark urine?

Im on azathioprine and pentasa (mesalamine) tablets, can these cause very dark urine?

Liver issues?: Azathioprine can lead to liver function abnormalities. Please get your liver blood tests and urinalysis done asap. ...Read more

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Does mesalamine work for Crohn's disease of the ileum?

Does mesalamine work for Crohn's disease of the ileum?

Sometimes: For mild to moderate Crohn's of the ileum and large intestine, salicylates such as mesalamine have been shown to reduce symptoms in as many as 50% of people. Not a perfect treatment, but better than placebo. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is Entyvio meant to be an alternative to oral mesalamines like Lialda? Why consider it? Is the risk profile better?

Is Entyvio meant to be an alternative to oral mesalamines like Lialda? Why consider it? Is the risk profile better?

Entyvio Vs. Mesalamine : Entyvio and mesalamine are different types of medications. They can be used separately or together. The goal of Biologics such as Entyvio is to induce remission, while mesalamine derivatives reduce inflammation but do not induce remission. They have different side effect profiles, and either can be a valid approach in various patient circumstances. Talk to your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are pentasa (mesalamine) and imuan used for?

IBD: Inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis & Crohn's disease. Pentasa (mesalamine) is a type of antiiflammatory agent and Imuran is an immunomodulator. ...Read more

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Child ate pentasa (mesalamine) what should I do?

Child eating somethi: Always call poison control to clarify the item ingested. The poison control number is usually an 800 no. And can be found in the front of your phone book, or any emergency room would have it and you could post it on your fridge or put it somewhere quickly accessible. My 10 mo old once put a handful of dishwasher soap in his mouth (not tasty!) but i called just to be sure. ...Read more