Dipentum Uses

How Does Dipentum Work?

Dipentum belongs to a group of medications called aminosalicylates. The medication is believed to work by inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lining of the colon. As a result, it decreases the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, chemicals that lead to the inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis.
 
The Dipentum molecule itself is inactive. However, when it reaches the colon, bacteria enzymes split the Dipentum molecule, releasing the active forms of the medication.
 

Dipentum Uses in Children

Dipentum is not approved for use in children. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using the drug in children.
 

Off-Label Dipentum Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Dipentum for something other than ulcerative colitis. This is called an "off-label" use. Among these potential off-label Dipentum uses is the treatment of treat Crohn's disease.

Dipentum Drug Information

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