Pentasa 500 Mg
Pentasa 500 Mg Tablet is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, a condition characterized by swelling and scarring of the colon and rectum. Pentasa 500 Mg is also used to control the symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as stomach pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.
Drug = Mesalazine
Strength = 500 Mg
Manufacturer = Ferring Pharmaceuticals
How To Take
Take Pentasa 500 Mg medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 4 times daily. If you are taking the capsule form of this medication, you may take it with or without food. If you are taking the tablet form of this medication, take it with meals.
Swallow this medication whole. Pentasa 500 Mg is not crush, chew, or break. Doing so can keep the drug from being released properly into the colon. If you have trouble swallowing the capsule, you may open the capsule and sprinkle its contents on applesauce or yogurt before you take Pentasa 500 Mg. Swallow all of the drug/food mixture right away without chewing. Do not chew the mixture or prepare a supply in advance.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use Pentasa 500 Mg medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
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Pentasa 500 Mg medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
Pentasa 500 Mg medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
The oral form of Pentasa 500 Mg medicine is not recommended for use in children under the age of 5 years. The rectal form of this medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents.
Use of NSAIDs along with Pentasa 500 Mg medicine may increase the risk of renal impairment. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision. It is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with Pentasa 500 Mg Tablet to avoid such interactions.
Caution is advised while using Pentasa 500 Mg medicine in patients with active peptic ulcer disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.
Pentasa 500 Mg medication is used to treat a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Pentasa 500 Mg belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates. Pentasa 500 Mg works by decreasing swelling in the colon.