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08-05-2015, 03:36 PM   #1
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Pentasa stains

:just registered today after reading problems with red/ purple staining on toilet. I too was worried to fInd that after being diagnosed with U C and being prescribed Pentasa that worrying stains appeared on the toilet after use. Today I broke a Pentasa tablet into a glass of water and left if for 2 hours -- result -- nothing happened !!! I then introduced a drop of bleach -- result -- immediately the water turned a dark reddish purple colour!!!!
So nothing untoward with me and no more worries !!! In future the toilet will be cleaned using water only and no cleaning agents that obviously Pentasa reacts with.
It would have been a lot easier if the manufacturer could have mentioned this in the " side effects "
Hopefully this may stop someone else worrying - just try it yourself.

Last edited by RussW; 08-05-2015 at 03:46 PM. Reason: Change icon
08-05-2015, 05:30 PM   #2
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thanks, cool experiment! i suggest you repost in the UC section where more UC people will see your info.
''UC-like Crohn's'' since 2001:
on: 25mg 6-MP (purinethol)+ B12 shots
minor hands/wrists chronic arthritis since 01/2013

Diet: ''IBD-AID'' : organic food only
suppl Curcuminoid extract, Inulin,psyllium, apple pectin, Vitamin D

past meds:
pred 50mg, 5-ASA, cortifoam, Imuran (failed) Purinethol (success) methotrexate (failed CD and arthritis).

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