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Colazide vs. Pentasa for Colitis Ulcerative

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Colazide

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/ 203 posts
Other Names: Balsalazide   Colazal

Pentasa

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/ 20,873 posts
Other Names: Asacol   Lialda   Salofalk   Rowasa   Apriso
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 203 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 20,873 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
granules (which were coming straight through!) to colazide...
...the moment, UC symptoms are about as bad as I've ever had them. New consultant has changed my Pentasa granules (which were coming straight through!) to colazide and I have ...am taking some prob...
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...
effects I experienced from the Pentasa and Asacol (approx...
...Pentasa and Asacol (approx 8 hours after taking either med I would get the most unbearable nausea and sickness making it impossible to eat or sleep for more than an hour at time). Having read quite...
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 since my last flare in Jan 08 but they've...
...have been on Colazide since my last flare ...with me. Previously I was on Pentasa and they were ok. The only one which was awful was Sulphalazine and that made me nauseous. I'm thinking steroid ...
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...
drinks? I'm used to washing down colazide capsules with...
I've just been pescribed Pentasa sachets, have yet to try my first one, but ...ok but not, say, apple juice? And what about other drinks? I'm used to washing down colazide capsules with...
now I have been on colazide for 10 months with very...
...I have been on colazide for 10 ...12 weeks! Having UC is an expensive business, treatment with colazide costs £hundreds a year so it may cost you considerably if you go private. Your special...
hun. Yeah was on Pentasa but terrible side effects....
Thanks hun. Yeah was on Pentasa but terrible side effects. Prob very similar medication though (colazide also known as Balsalazide). Glad ...a bit and always have done although cramps been not a...
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