What is Pentasa?
Pentasa affects a substance in the body that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and diarrhea.
What is Pentasa used for?
Pentasa is used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease in adults.
What other conditions does Pentasa treat?
Pentasa is also used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease from recurring.
How to consume Pentasa?
Pentasa controlled-release capsules may be swallowed whole, or the capsule can be opened and the controlled-release beads sprinkled onto applesauce or yogurt. The entire contents should be taken immediately. The capsules and the controlled-release beads must not be crushed or chewed.
What should be avoided while taking Pentasa?
Ask the doctor before using an antacid and use only the type doctor recommends. Some antacids may decrease the efficacy of Pentasa.