pentasa

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since starting on pentasa in october im a different person having no symtoms at all and im not just saying that i really mean my symtoms have completely gone for now fingers crossed i dont see many people on this site upping the results of this medication i was on asacol pre this med with mixed results mainly not good at the moment im eating what i want when i want with no thoughts in my head about a nearby toilet etc anyone else had the same results

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    Hi John,

    I am truly delighted for you. This is a wretched condition and to read stories such as yours is an absolute pleasure and tonic.

    Long may you remain in happy remission!

    Kindest regards,

    Peter A

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    everyone is different. it does little for me ☹

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    sounds good, hope it continues that way for you. ive tried it a few times and it has helped me whilst taking it but back to square one when stopped. we are all different, so fingers crossed for you!

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    Asacol, Octasa and Pentasa are all mesalazine (sometimes called mesalamine) which is in the class of drugs called aminosalicylates - anti-inflammatory drugs. Having said, that I suffered dizzyness and intolerable back pain on Pentasa which disappeared when I was switched to Octasa. It makes me wonder if there are differences in the minor constituents of the different brands which affect IBD sufferers in different ways.

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    It did the same for me, all i can say is be diligent with it. I was symptom free for years on Pentasa and came off it for a few months and went through my worst flare since having the disease.

    Good Luck!

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