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    Condition: Crohn's Disease
    10/18/2015 7:10:21 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Pentasa was effective for about 2 years but then I started having intestinal bleeding. I was told by one doctor that it could be caused by the Pentasa because it contains aspirin and I had previously had bleeding caused by aspirin. My GI doctor said it is a different form of aspirin and doesn't cause bleeding yet she immediately took me off the Pentasa. Does anyone know which is correct?

    Condition: Crohn's Disease
    10/7/2015 11:00:51 PM

    Reviewer: Phil, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Diagnosed with Crohn's in May. Switched from Lialda w/prednisone to Pentasa about a month ago. It's like I'm not taking any medication at all. I had no issues with Lialda. Stayed away from fried foods, leafy greens and nuts. Now, it doesn't matter what I eat...

    Condition: Crohn's Disease
    2/3/2015 6:52:26 PM

    Reviewer: seejacobsun, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Pentasa helped me achieved remission. It was difficult to take though with the four pills in the morning and four at night.

    Condition: Crohn's Disease
    10/19/2014 4:52:54 PM

    Reviewer: carries, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Pentasa has been my go to drug, I started on Pentasa when it first came out, and is when I was first diagnosed. New GI drs would rather have me on something where the side effects are death, my crohns is mild to near nothing. I can effectively keep it under control if I follow the SCD diet and take the gluten, sugar, corn, and rice out of my diet I do very well. I will always have Pentasa around ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Crohn's Disease
    10/10/2014 2:41:01 PM

    Reviewer: jraatlanta, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    My company is dropping healthcare for its retirees and beginning next year my Pentasa will cost way more than I can afford. Have any of you tried Canadian Pentasa? It comes in a tablet and is far, far less expensive? Help?

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