Active Ingredient(s): Mesalamine, 5-ASA
FDA Approved: * May 10, 1993
Pharm Company: * SHIRE
Category: Anti-Inflammatory

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Pentasa Overview

Mesalazine, also known as mesalamine or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is a medication used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.[1] It is generally used for mildly to moderately severe disease.[1] It is taken by mouth or rectally.[1] The formulations which are taken by mouth appear to be similarly effective.[4] Common side effects include headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and feve...

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NUSAM 400 Mg tablet

I have got fatty and enlarged liver. I was alcoholic since last 10 years. My daily consumption was 6 to 7 pegs. I have stopped taking alcohol since last 2 years. Recently due to some other problem I am under the treatment of a famous gastroenterologist in Kolkata. He has prescribed me NUSAM 400 Mg 1 tab thrice daily along with other medicines (tab Razo 20 mg, Pentasa 500 mg etc.). Now I want to know the following: 1) How long I have to take NUSAM 400? 2) Is there any side effect of NUSAM 400? Is there any alternative cheaper medicine equivalent to Nusam 400? ## Hello Birendra, Based on my research, NUSAM 400 is a nutritional supplement that contains the active ingredient S-Adenosyl methionine (ademetionine, AdoMet, SAM, SAMe, SAM-e). In the United States and Canada, SAM is sold as a nut...

My experience of side effects on Wysolone

My younger brother aged 35 years had a problem of double vision in left eye due to nerve damage and as per doctor advise, he used wysolone tablets 120mg per day along with other medicines for 45 days. The doctor did not told us the side effect of wysolone and precautions which we have to take while using wysolone. We don't know that wysolone is a steroid. Due to this drug, my brother got side effects such as round face, double chin, rashes on all over body and heavy hungry. His eye problem is reduced in these 45 days. after 45 days, the doctor reduced wysolone drug by 80mg, 60mg,40mg like that per day. After 3days, he got problems of loose motions and vomtings and he became very weak. I took him to hospital. Doctors told that he is suffering with lack of immunity power due to steroi...

ulcerative colitis in colon

I am being given pentasa 500mg.. 6 each day, rejunex.. 1daily, velgaut.. 1daily for ulcerative colitis in my colon. Is it ok? I am not finding desirable relief. What may be the duration of treatment? ## Started with Amebia for over 6 years, which turned in to ULCERATIVE COLITIS IN COLON FOR OVER THREE YEARS, Whereafter lot of mucus started coming out with stool or with passing of gas. Colonoscopy has revealed healing Fibrosis in canal . As per Gastroenteritis's prescription, I took Pentasa 500mg and Budez CR for 18 months. Now again, Dr has advised for Pentasa 500 mg (6nos a day) & Rejunex for next two months. He has advised that the treatment shall continue for long. Now, I wish to ascertain, whether treatment is on right path, whether this may have some side effects on kidney ...

Will PENTASA (mesalamine) contradict diabetes medications

I am taking PENTASA (mesalamine) 500 mg tablets daily (6 tabs daily) and I also use azoran 5 mg two tabs daily. Will it stop working if I start developing symptoms related to Diabetes. I already had surgery for crohns disease, and had side effect called entero cutaneous fistula. I do feel hungry a lot. But sometimes I feel like palpitating with hunger for few minutes. Is it indicating that i have increased sugar levels. Will being diabetic effect absorption process of intestine and allow disease controlled by azoran to grow.

pain after few months

so i have a mild form of crohns started with just diarrhea and abdominal discomfort on right side. i started taking pentasa 2 pills 4 times a day for the first few months in january and it was working great bowel movements were normal and pain went away. since may i started having the abdominal discomfort on and off. don't know if i should change my medicine or what ## Have you consulted your doctor? They are really the one person qualified to help you discover if a medication adjustment, or different medication would be necessary. In addition, are you also watching your diet? It is a necessity for someone with Crohn's, because they medications can't possibly keep everything under control if you just eat whatever you like.


I want information on the drug Bntaza thanx ## Pentasa is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat inflammation of the digestive tract ulcerative colitis and mild to moderate Crohn's disease. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information add? Please post back if you do.

Who makes this medication

I would like to know who makes this medication, Pentasa and if is still being made. I am having a difficult time trying to get this in Miami, Florida. My son takes this medication for his Crohn's Disease. ## I made it with my own to hands ## It loks like it is made by Shire , visit this website: ## I need help. I am the only one working my husband has Crohns and is unable to work. He needs this medication and I am not able to buy the meds when he needs them. Please can someone respond to this.


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Mesalamine, 5-ASA
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 400mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 250mg, 375mg, 500mg
  • Enema: 4g/60ml, 4gm/60ml
  • Suppository: 1000mg, 1gm, 500mg
  • Tablet, Delayed Release: 1.2gm, 1.2mg, 400mg, 800mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Pentasa: (7 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 49349-561 Pentasa 500 mg Extended Release Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 54092-189 Pentasa 250 mg Extended Release Capsule by Shire Us Manufacturing Inc.
  • 54092-191 Pentasa 500 mg Extended Release Capsule by Shire Us Manufacturing Inc.
  • 54868-5302 Pentasa 500 mg Extended Release Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-5952 Pentasa 250 mg Extended Release Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 68151-4769 Pentasa 250 mg Oral Capsule by Carilion Materials Management
  • 69189-0189 Pentasa 250 mg Oral Capsule by Avera Mckennan Hospital

Other drugs which contain Mesalamine, 5-ASA or a similar ingredient: (8 results)

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