Who Makes Pentasa?

Pentasa® (mesalamine) is a medication used to treat the symptoms of mild-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis in adults. It comes in the form of extended-release tablets and is generally taken four times a day.
 
In clinical studies, the medication was shown to reduce symptoms such as:
 
  • Fever
  • Trips to the toilet
  • Pain.
     
Who makes this drug? Brand-name Pentasa is manufactured by Shire USA, Inc. Although the patents for the drug have already expired, no generic versions are being produced at this time.
 
(To learn more, click Pentasa. This article takes an in-depth look at the drug's dosing guidelines, who can take it, and how it is made to dissolve slowly within the digestive tract.)
 
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