08-12-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Pentasa dose

What dose of pentasa are you on? My doc perscribed 4000 mg a day for a the first few days then 2000 mg a day, the pharmacy is refusing to give it to me because they say its too high for someone my age/weight.

What dose are you on?
08-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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I'm on 3000mg a day and I use 1000mg suppository every second day which bumps me up to 4000mg on those days.

I've never been questioned by the pharmacist.

I'm 5"11 and 80 kilos (176 pounds) so I'm not a huge guy either.

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08-12-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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My son at 95 lbs was on 2000 a day, seems like a call from the pharmacy to your GI for clarification would be in order

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Remicade - started 1/9/14; 7.5ml/kg every 6 weeks
Past meds: Imuran/Azathioprine; allopurinol; methotrexate; LDN; Prednisone; Apriso; Pentasa; EEN

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currently none due to liver issues
08-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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My daughters 55kg and takes 2500mg.
Daughter dx CD March2012...
(aged 14)

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125mg Imuran

Dx Premature Ovarian Failure 2014

08-12-2013, 08:52 PM   #5
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thanks ya'll the pharmacy just released it to me, they said they didn't understand it was under Crohn's protocol, whatever that means.
08-15-2013, 02:17 AM   #6
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Right now I'm on 2000mg a day. Earlier this year when I switched GI's I was on 4000mg a day. But, the 4000mg was a little too much for me. So, my new GI was willing to reduce doses before trying anything else.
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