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Pentasa Suppository is an anti-inflammatory drug which treats inflammatory bowel disease, including inflamed anus or rectum or ulcerative colitis. It also is used to maintain remission in Crohn’s disease. The prescription of Pentasa Suppository medicine that the doctor provides you is different for people with different medical conditions. Dosage also depends on your age, medical condition, gender, response to therapy, and use of interacting medicines.
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects: unexplained bleeding, sore throat, bruising, purpura, fever, or generally feeling unwell as these symptoms may indicate that you have a blood disorder. If you experience allergic reactions to it, stop using the medicine. Other common side effects include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, rash and hives.
Pentasa Suppository medicine should be used with caution by the elderly, patients with bleeding disorders or active stomach ulcer disease, and women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding. It should not be used by children under 2 years of age, patients with severe kidney or liver problems, a history of problems with sulphasalazine, or by those who have previously had hypersensitivity to any salicylate drugs.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. Pentasa Suppositoryis advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.
Drug = Mesalazine
Strength = 1 Gm
Manufacturer = Ferring Pharmaceuticals
How To Take
Take Pentasa Suppository medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 4 times daily. If you are taking the capsule form of Pentasa Suppositorymedication, you may take it with or without food. If you are taking the tablet form of Pentasa Suppository, take it with meals.
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Pentasa Suppository 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 Suppository 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 Suppository 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 Suppository 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 Suppository to avoid such interactions.
Caution is advised while using Pentasa Suppository 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 Suppository medicine is used to treat and control the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.