Pentasa vs Sulfasalazine

Pentasa
(Rx)
Sulfasalazine
(Rx)
Pentasa is an IBD medication.
Sulfasalazine is an arthritis medication and an IBD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Crohn's Disease
2.5
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Crohn's Disease
3.4
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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May 10, 1993
November 12, 1973
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
26,600 Discussions
17,729 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#3 for IBD
#4 for Colitis
Our data suggest that Pentasa is taken for Crohn's Disease, although it is not approved for this condition. In addition, it is prescribed for Ulcerative Colitis.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for RA
#2 for Arthritis
#6 for Psoriasis
#7 for IBD
Sulfasalazine is prescribed for RA, Ulcerative Colitis and Arthritis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Crohn's Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Pen
Nausea
7
Weight Gain
5
Bloating
4
Hair Loss
3
Fever
3
Rash
2
Dizziness
2
Itching
1
Acne
1
Gastritis
1
Sul
Nausea
9
Depression
4
Fever
3
Stomach Problems
2
Dizziness
2
Weight Gain
2
Migraines
1
Diabetes
1
Asthma
1
Sun Sensitivity
1
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Pentasa
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Sulfasalazine
Sul
Nausea
Pen
Sul
7
9
Weight Gain
Pen
Sul
5
2
Bloating
Pen
Sul
4
0
Hair Loss
Pen
Sul
3
0
Fever
Pen
Sul
3
3
Rash
Pen
Sul
2
0
Dizziness
Pen
Sul
2
2
Itching
Pen
Sul
1
0
Acne
Pen
Sul
1
0
Gastritis
Pen
Sul
1
0
Nausea
Sul
Pen
9
7
Depression
Sul
Pen
4
0
Fever
Sul
Pen
3
3
Stomach Problems
Sul
Pen
2
0
Dizziness
Sul
Pen
2
2
Weight Gain
Sul
Pen
2
5
Migraines
Sul
Pen
1
0
Diabetes
Sul
Pen
1
0
Asthma
Sul
Pen
1
0
Sun Sensitivity
Sul
Pen
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Sulfasalazine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Pentasa and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Sulfasalazine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 250 mg, 500 mg
Suspension: 250 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 500 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Mesalamine
Sulfasalazine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Pentasa and Sulfasalazine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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