Crohn's Disease Forum » Treatment » 5-ASA/Mesalamine » Itching with Pentasa

04-07-2010, 11:33 AM   #1
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Itching with Pentasa

Has anyone experienced itching all over with Pentasa. It does say it is a side affect.
Mary Mack

Diagnosed 10/2010 Mild Crohn's
01/2011 Severe Crohn's with fistula

Meds I was on-

Current meds-
Humira 3/11
04-07-2010, 11:37 AM   #2
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I haven't. I'm not convinced I've experienced ANYTHING with pentasa - good or bad. I think it's ineffective. Hope you get something good from it.
04-07-2010, 11:40 AM   #3
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I haven't either. How long have you been on it? That stinks, I hope it just goes away for you.
04-07-2010, 02:10 PM   #4
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I've been on Pentasa for 5 years!
Like violet, I dunno wot it's supposed to be doing!
Doctor told me it's a maintenance drug and an anti inflammatory?
Yeah right!


Dx Crohn's in TI 2005 symptoms for 15 years prior

BEEN ON -Azathioprine, 6MP, Prednisolone, Pentasa, Budesonide, Metronidazole, Humira, Methotrexate,

NOW ON -Amitriptyline 25mg
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04-07-2010, 07:08 PM   #5
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I'm with everyone on this. Pentasa is supposed to be released in the illeum to hold down inflamation, it's just like aspirin.

I've been on it for 13 years.
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