Pentasa vs Uceris

Pentasa
(Rx)
Uceris
(Rx)
Pentasa is an IBD medication.
Uceris is an inflammatory bowel agent - glucocorticoid.
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Crohn's Disease
2.5
Concern level
1.6
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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May 10, 1993
January 14, 2013
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
26,599 Discussions
3,796 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
#3 for Colitis
#4 for IBD
Uceris is prescribed for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Pen
Nausea
8
Weight Gain
6
Bloating
5
Hair Loss
4
Fever
3
Rash
2
Dizziness
2
Itching
2
Acne
1
Gastritis
1
Uce
Nausea
5
Weight Gain
5
Bloating
4
Fever
2
Blood in Stool
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Diabetes
1
Mood Swings
1
Burning
1
Migraines
1
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Pentasa
Pen
Uceris
Uce
Nausea
Pen
Uce
8
5
Weight Gain
Pen
Uce
6
5
Bloating
Pen
Uce
5
4
Hair Loss
Pen
Uce
4
0
Fever
Pen
Uce
3
2
Rash
Pen
Uce
2
0
Dizziness
Pen
Uce
2
0
Itching
Pen
Uce
2
0
Acne
Pen
Uce
1
0
Gastritis
Pen
Uce
1
0
Nausea
Uce
Pen
5
8
Weight Gain
Uce
Pen
5
6
Bloating
Uce
Pen
4
5
Fever
Uce
Pen
2
3
Blood in Stool
Uce
Pen
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Uce
Pen
1
0
Diabetes
Uce
Pen
1
0
Mood Swings
Uce
Pen
1
0
Burning
Uce
Pen
1
0
Migraines
Uce
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
C Category C
Before taking Uceris 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.
Method of use
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Pill
Rectal Foam
Dosages
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Capsule: 250 mg, 500 mg
: 9 mg
Foam: 2 mg/actuation
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Mesalamine
Budesonide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Pentasa and Uceris: 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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