Generic Name - Mesalamine/Mesalazine
Category - Anti-inflammatory drug
Generic for Pentasa* is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis. Mesalamine/Mesalazine (Generic for Pentasa*) works inside the bowel by helping to reduce the irritation and inflammation caused by the ulcerative colitis.
Generic for Pentasa* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Pentasa* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs, an allergy to sulfasalazine, sulfites, aspirin or another salicylate or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Pentasa* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Kidney problems or
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Pentasa*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any -
- Preparations which lower stool (E.g. Lactulose)
Generic for Pentasa* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Pentasa*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Pentasa* for ulcerative colitis is 4 capsules taken 4 times a day for a total of 16 capsules daily.
Generic for Pentasa* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Pentasa* side Effects include bloody diarrhea, chest pain, difficulty breathing, wheezing, fever,pain or difficulty passing urine, skin rash or itching, unusual weakness or tiredness and yellowing of the eyes or skin.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Pentasa*.
Generic for Pentasa* and Pregnancy
In the absence of adequate studies of Mesalamine/Mesalazine (Generic for Pentasa*) in pregnant women, this drug may be used in pregnancy if the physician feels that it is necessary.
Generic for Pentasa* and Breastfeeding
It is found that Generic for Pentasa* is excreted in small amounts in breast milk. However, no side effects have been reported in nursing infants whose mothers have taken Mesalamine/Mesalazine. It is always recommended to seek medical advice before using Generic for Pentasa*.
Generic for Pentasa* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Pentasa* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Pentasa* and Geriatric
It is recommended to use Generic for Pentasa* with caution in the elderly and usage is subject to patients having a normal renal function.
The above information about Generic for Pentasa* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.