Crohn's Disease

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Crohn's disease, also known as regional enteritis, is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that may affect any part of the ...
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Pentasa vs Sulfasalazine

Pentasa
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Sulfasalazine
Other name: Asacol (Asacol)
Other name: Azulfidine (Azulfidine)
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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...
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Sulfasalazine (brand name Azulfidine in the United States, Salazopyrin in Europe and Hong Kong) is a sulfa drug, a derivative of mesalazine (also called 5-aminosalicylic acid, or 5-ASA), used primarily as an anti-inflammatory agent in the tre...
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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...
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Sulfasalazine (brand name Azulfidine in the United States, Salazopyrin in Europe and Hong Kong) is a sulfa drug, a derivative of mesalazine (also called 5-aminosalicylic acid, or 5-ASA), used primarily as an anti-inflammatory agent in the tre...
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worse- she tried Pentasa, Colozal,Sulfasalazine.6-MP has w...
" ...dd was the same. All mesalamines made her worse- she tried Pentasa, Colozal,Sulfasalazine. 6-MP has worked very well with no significant side-effects. It would be good... "

www.crohnsforum.com
he has no problems with the pentasa but it hasn't b...
" ...daughter was first diagnosed she was put on sulfasalazine and it made her a lot worse. At first the DR ...away. So he then put her on salofalk which caused the same problems. She has no problems with the... "

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because I was doing very well on Pentasa.I'm surprised th...
" ...situation happened to me. I decided to give another med a try and not to fight the insurance company to keep covering Pentasa. So I switched to Sulfasalazine and within a few ...but seems likely because... "

www.crohnsforum.com
treatment. Pentasa is a brilliant anti-inflammatory (it...
" ...you are getting some treatment. Pentasa is a brilliant anti-inflammatory (it is mesalazine, ...I found it helped. (i have now switched to sulfasalazine as it is better for joint inflammation too). Not... "

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and never noticed it helping at all so we stopped it....
" I used to take Pentasa and never noticed it helping at all so we stopped it. I was never informed... "

www.crohnsforum.com
are all in the same family. I didn't have any side effects...
" ...taken sulfasalazine, asacol, and pentasa, which are all in the same family. I didn't have any side effects that I can note.... "

www.crohnsforum.com
So I take 2G sulfasalazine now. It does help with the joint...
" ...prodrome to my flareups. My rheumy prescribed sulfasalazine, and it's the sulfa, ...arthritis. In fact, I switched back to sulfasalazine after Pentasa. So I take 2G sulfasalazine now.... "

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hild? We're switching from pentasa to sulfasalazine to t...
" sulfasalazine? Has anyone tried sulfasalazine with their child? We're switching from pentasa to sulfasalazine to try to get our ...son's colitis into remission. The pentasa definitely helped with pain,... "

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ntasa to sulfasalazine and now having problem again.i think...
" ...many drugs but was given methotrexate and it worked smashing for a short while.  Unfortunately the pain of the arthitus, connected to Crohns, has made them change from Pentasa to sulfasalazine and... "

also when I switched too pentasa suppositories.I have now b...
" I have suffered from very painful joint swelling which migrated. ...and also when I switched too pentasa suppositories. I have now been prescribed Sulfasalazine that Iam told will help in time with both... "

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