Pentasa should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The capsules should be stored in an airtight container.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
If you do not take your Pentasa as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Pentasa capsules are available in two strengths:
Pentasa 250 mg controlled-release
Pentasa 500 mg controlled-release.
There is currently no generic Pentasa licensed for sale. Even though the patents for the drug have expired, no companies have chosen to make a generic version.
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