07-01-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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hi my husband is on pentasa 4g but experiencing headaches, fatigue and relapse of diarrhea ..... can the med be discontinued without drs supervision

07-01-2011, 06:04 PM   #2
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Its not adviced to. Are you sure its the drugs that are causing it or the illness itself (i would go for the latter).
Maybe its worth talking to the doc 1st to see what they say. Maybe azathiprine or something will help
07-02-2011, 04:55 PM   #3
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Hi Sherry and welcome! I would not stop any medication before speaking to a doctor. Though your husband is experiencing side effects, things could get a lot worse for his Crohn's if he stops treatment abruptly.

I suggest contacting your husbands doctor to set up an appointment to discuss other treatment options. Good luck!

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