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What are the differences between pentasa (mesalamine) and lialda?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Site of release

Both are in the class of mesalamines - antiinflammatory agents for inflammatory bowel disease.
Pentasa tends to release higher up in the small intestine due to its release mechanism while Lialda tends to release solely in the colon.

In brief: Site of release

Both are in the class of mesalamines - antiinflammatory agents for inflammatory bowel disease.
Pentasa tends to release higher up in the small intestine due to its release mechanism while Lialda tends to release solely in the colon.
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