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Pentasa vs. Sulfasalazine for Crohn's Disease

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Pentasa

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/ 21,447 posts
Other Names: Asacol   Lialda   Salofalk   Rowasa   Apriso

Sulfasalazine

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/ 11,868 posts
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 21,447 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 11,868 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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Sulfasalazine & constipation
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What patients are saying about Pentasa vs. Sulfasalazine

346 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
She has no problems with the pentasa but it hasn't...
...first diagnosed she was put on sulfasalazine and it made her a lot worse. At first ...he then put her on salofalk which caused the same problems. She has no problems with the pentasa but it hasn...
switched me to Pentasa but I could not tolerate it so I now...
...first developed UC I was on Sulfasalazine which kept it in remission ...recently my consultant switched me to Pentasa but I could not tolerate it so I now ...now also taking Sulfasalazine alo...
because I was doing very well on Pentasa. I'm surprised...
...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 ...because I was doing very well on Pentasa....
and never noticed it helping at all so we stopped it....
...Pentasa and never noticed it helping at all so we stopped it. ...Pentasa, but am now taking it with...
So I take 2G sulfasalazine now. It does help with the joint...
...to my flareups. My rheumy prescribed sulfasalazine, and it's the ...In fact, I switched back to sulfasalazine after Pentasa. So I take 2G sulfasalazine now. It does help with...
child? We're switching from pentasa to sulfasalazine to...
...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,...
also when I switched too pentasa suppositories. I have now...
...suffered from very painful joint swelling ...also when I switched too pentasa suppositories. I have now been prescribed Sulfasalazine that Iam told will help in time with both symptoms! Hope thi...
went to Pentasa/Sulfasalazine or were you always on Pentsa?...
...Change: have you tried Asacol and eventually went to Pentasa/Sulfasalazine or were you always on Pentsa? I am interested in trying Pentasa but I've recently tried a lot of 5ASAs without any luck. I...
sulfasalazine i was taking Pentasa for roughly 4 years and...
...I also started to take Reactine (allergy pill) to see if the coughing was due to seasonal allergies but no luck. Sean 88 - prior to the sulfasalazine i was taking Pentasa for roughly 4...
day and switched me from Sulfasalazine to Pentasa, 1000mg x...
...upped my prednisone to 80mg per day and switched me from Sulfasalazine to Pentasa, 1000mg x 4 a day. Doing much better! Hope to begin tapering the Prednisone in a few days....
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