Pentasa (Mesalamine) Drug Information
Ulcerative colitis can often successfully be treated with the drug Pentasa® (mesalamine). This medicine comes in capsule form and is generally taken four times a day. It works by decreasing the production of certain chemicals in the lining of the colon that are believed to play a role in causing the inflammation that is characteristic of ulcerative colitis.
Before beginning treatment with Pentasa, your healthcare provider needs information on any other drugs you are taking, as well as any other medical conditions you have. Pentasa can react negatively with certain medicines, and people with certain medical conditions may not be able to take it. Knowing these things can help your healthcare provider be certain that this is the right ulcerative colitis treatment for you.
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