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BRAND LISTING - Pentasa Enema (5-Aminosalicylic Acid)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
1gm/100mL (7 x 100mL)
4gm/100mL (7 x 100mL)

PENTASA ENEMA (5-AMINOSALICYLIC ACID)

Description of Pentasa Enema

For the treatment of active mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC), ask your doctor about a prescription for Pentasa Enema. This form of medication works directly where it is needed, in the lower section of your colon and rectum, but can affect your entire colon and cause worse symptoms. Pentasa Enema may also bring your UC into remission and can be used as a maintenance treatment to keep it under control and allow you relief from the symptoms of abdominal pains, cramping, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.

Reduce Symptoms of UC by Blocking the Enzymes That Cause Them

The active ingredient in Pentasa Enema is 5-Aminosalicylio Acid (5-ASA), also known as Mesalamine. When rectally inserted and administered as directed, it is believed that the active ingredient possesses an anti inflammatory effect on the epithelial cells of your colon. 5-Aminosalicylic Acid blocks the enzymes that produce the inflammatory chemicals that cause the pain and swelling so your symptoms will be reduced.

If your ulcerative colitis is active, it may be difficult for you to retain the entire contents of the Pentasa Enema in one dosage. Your doctor may suggest dividing your dose into 2 or 3 portions so it will make it easier for you to hold in smaller amounts throughout the day.

The Cause of UC is Still a Little Unclear

At one time, researchers believed that UC was caused by stress. Although stress can aggravate UC symptoms, thoughts are now turning to the idea that your immune system is either fighting harmful pathogens or it has become misguided and is attacking the tissues of your colon and inflammatory chemicals, including prostaglandins, are being mistakenly sent to fight this invisible threat.

Before Pentasa Enema is Prescribed

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding before using Pentasa Enema as it may have to be decided if the benefits outweigh the risks or if another form of 5-ASA might be more suitable. Explain other medical conditions or allergies you have to your doctor and list all OTC and Rx meds you currently take or use, including alternative or complimentary medicine. This will help your doctor determine if Pentasa Enema is right for you.

Pentasa Enema Precautions and Recommendations

Pentasa Enema should not be used on anyone under the age of 12. Attend all lab appointments for blood tests to be certain kidney and liver function is normal. If you are scheduled for any surgical or dental procedures, inform the medical staff that you are using Pentasa Enema as it could affect other drugs administered during that time.

Possible Side Effects of Pentasa Enema

  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Anal/rectal discomfort

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