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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Pentasa Oral.

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Condition: Crohn's Disease
8/9/2014 10:18:59 AM

Reviewer: pat, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am confused. My Gastroentrologist told me that I have Crohn's but said that Pentasa (He prescribed) is no longer affective. If I still have Crohn's then why wouldn't I still take Pentasa. I don't have pain in my stomach that other people experience. If I am careful I can eat popcorn/corn on the cob and salad. In moderation these foods don't bother me. I am taking an over the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Crohn's Disease
8/5/2014 2:56:04 PM

Reviewer: cRoHns mOm, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
reviewing for my daughter. Pentasa has kept her crohns in check for 5 years with very few flare-ups and none serious. another reason I think she is doing so well is because she is an athlete and is very fit.

Condition: Crohn's Disease
6/10/2014 6:39:03 PM

Reviewer: brooke, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
i was diagnosed with crohns back in january '13. i was started on pentasa bc the DR said it was the best medicine for where my crohns was located. unfortunately after being on it for 6 months the GI DR thinks my body may be trying to reject the pentasa bc im starting to have severe symptoms again. hes gonna put me on 6-mp with the pentasa to see if that helps and if not then i'll be on rem ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Crohn's Disease
5/15/2014 2:47:17 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Pentasa has given me my life back! I am able to shop, travel, dine out, & go about other normal ADL's without having to hunt for a restroom as soon as I enter a store or a restaurant. I take 8-500 mg capsules a day. Received a letter from my prescription plan co. 2 days ago stating they will no longer pay any part of the cost of Pentasa (or other inflammatory bowel disease drugs). I canno ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Crohn's Disease
2/9/2014 6:51:49 AM

Reviewer: ED, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
just started this medication 10 days ago already have had great results only dislike wish the capsules were a little smaller

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