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Pentasa vs. Sulfasalazine for Crohn's Disease

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Pentasa

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/ 20,858 posts
Other Names: Asacol   Lialda   Salofalk   Rowasa   Apriso

Sulfasalazine

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/ 11,344 posts
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 20,858 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 11,344 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

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prior to the sulfasalazine i was taking Pentasa for roughly...
...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 years and...
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....
just switched from pentasa to sulfasalazine about 2 days...
Sulfasalazine how long to work? Hi ...just switched from pentasa to sulfasalazine about 2 days ago. Just wondering how long it takes to start working. She has joint pain as well as crohn's disea...
covering Pentasa. So I switched to Sulfasalazine and within...
...insurance company to keep covering Pentasa. So I switched to Sulfasalazine and within a few months ...became a fistula. If Pentasa is working for you, ...doing very well on Pentasa. I'm surp...
child? We're switching from pentasa to sulfasalazine to try...
sulfasalazine? Has anyone tried sulfasalazine with their child? We're switching from pentasa to sulfasalazine to try to get ...into remission. The pentasa definitely helped with pain, distention,...
it just came with Crohn's. I was switched to sulfasalazine...
...for over a year and put up with bloating all the time, thought it just came with Crohn's. I was switched to sulfasalazine...
take Pentasa and sulfasalazine. My first 5-ASA was Asacol,...
...take Pentasa and sulfasalazine. My first 5-ASA was ...switch me to Pentasa. Within 2 weeks ...yay!). I added sulfasalazine a little more than a year ago to address joint pain in my hands a...
Pentasa to Asacol Don't worry Andi, if the Asacol doesn't...
...Pentasa to Asacol Don't worry ...work - the Sulfasalazine is a breeze to take. I've been taking 6 a day for several years with no side effects. Barb In ...my third Crohn's med...Colazal...
was on it for quite a while before I was switched to Pentasa...
I started on sulfasalazine way back in 1990 after I was dx'd. I was on it for quite a while before I was switched to Pentasa. My only problem with the azulfidine was the sun sensitivity....
From Pentasa to Asacol Andi, Phil takes Sulfasalazine and...
...Sulfasalazine and found it worked best for him. He tried Asacol since I am allergic to sulfa and it comes out in body fluids (if you know what I mean) but it just didn't work as well for him. ...
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