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Drug Name:

PENTASA Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Mesalamine 250mg, 500mg; controlled-rel caps.

Company:
Shire US, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for PENTASA:

Mildly-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis.

Adult:

Swallow caps whole or may be opened and entire contents sprinkled onto applesauce or yogurt; consume immediately. 1g four times daily for up to 8 weeks.

Children:

Not established.

Warnings/Precautions:

Sulfasalazine or aspirin allergy. Renal or hepatic dysfunction. May cause false (+) test results when measuring urinary normetanephrine by liquid chromatography. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Salicylate.

Adverse Reactions:

Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, rash; acute intolerance syndrome (rare, discontinue if occurs).

How Supplied:

Caps 250mg—240; 500mg—120

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