Pentasa Dangers

Pentasa® (mesalamine) is an ulcerative colitis medication that is available by prescription only. The most common side effects of this product are diarrhea and nausea.
 
Although generally well tolerated, Pentasa does have the potential to cause dangerous side effects. For example, some people may develop kidney damage while taking it. In some cases, Pentasa can even worsen the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. However, keep in mind that these side effects are rare, and most people are able to take this drug without any problems.
 
Other warnings apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people with certain allergies. Also, you may not be able to take Pentasa safely if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease.
 
(To learn more about the potential dangers of this product, click Pentasa Side Effects and Pentasa Warnings and Precautions. These articles tell you what you need to know to reduce your risk of problems and ensure a safe treatment process.)
 
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