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Colazide vs. Pentasa for Ulcerative Colitis

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Colazide

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/ 211 posts
Other Names: Balsalazide   Colazal

Pentasa

Rx
/ 21,153 posts
Other Names: Asacol   Lialda   Salofalk   Rowasa   Apriso
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 211 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 21,153 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Balsalazide is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. It is sold under the name "Colazal" in the US and "Colazide" in the UK. It is also sold in generic form in the US by several generic manufacturers.It is usually... Read more on Wikipedia
Mesalazine (International Nonproprietary Name, British Approved Name), also known as Mesalamine (United States Adopted Name) or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is an anti-inflammatory medication used to treat inflammation of the digestive trac... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Colazide vs. Pentasa

28 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
on pentasa suppositories. fingers crossed no more problems
Colazide (allergic reactions?) ...a new batch of colazide pills. I had been taking them for around 2 months with no problems. My specialist said she ...now just on pentasa suppositories. fingers...
I can't tolerate the Pentasa and Asacol for some reason...
Yea sure, I can't tolerate the Pentasa and Asacol for some reason ...make me extremely sick. The Colazide doesn't seem to have any...
effects I experienced from the Pentasa and Asacol (approx...
...my GI put me on Balsalazide to be ...side effects I experienced from the Pentasa and Asacol (approx 8 ...though. I definitely have zero (noticeable) side effects from the Colazide anyway so w...
with me. Previously I was on Pentasa and they were ok. The...
I have been on Colazide since my last flare in Jan 08 but they've always seemed to agree with me. Previously I was on Pentasa and they were ok. The only one which was...
granules (which were coming straight through!) to colazide...
...New consultant has changed my Pentasa granules (which were coming straight through!) to colazide and I have tapered off the Budesonide steroids. The consultant ...I am taking some probiotic to t...
what with the reaction to the Pentasa, and the bleeding,...
...thanks for the posts. Started Pentasa suppositories last night. Shoved one ...reaction to asacol and colazide, then this would do ...predfoam, what with the reaction to the Pentasa, and the ...
one failed to work, pentasa, colazide, asacol, etc. now...
...back up, and I was also given aa drug to try - each one failed to work, pentasa, colazide, asacol, etc. now trying aza with the steroids and tapering...
been on colazide for 10 months with very good results....
...I have been on colazide for 10 months with very good ...Having UC is an expensive business, treatment with colazide costs £hundreds a year so it may cost you considerably if you go private....
btw im taking colazide just now and there rubbish. ive went...
btw im taking colazide just now and there rubbish. ...put back on mezevant or pentas...
changed me to Pentasa and that made me worse so went back...
...Last year doc changed me to Pentasa and that made me worse so went back to mezavant. After my recent scope the gi recommended colazide because it is supposed to be good for left sided UC and also...
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