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BRAND LISTING - Pentasa Suppositories (5-Aminosalicylic Acid)
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PENTASA SUPPOSITORIES (5-AMINOSALICYLIC ACID)

IBD Treatment with Pentasa Suppositories

Pentasa Suppositories contain 5-Aminosalicylic Acid (5-ASA) and are commonly prescribed for reducing the symptoms of irritable bowel diseases (IBD), including ulcerative proctitis. This condition involves the last six inches of your large intestine called the rectum and is characterized by redness, inflammation, and ulcers that affect the lining of the rectum. This can result in diarrhea, rectal bleeding, mucus discharge, and stomach pain. The rectal inflammation and irritation can also make you feel a frequent urge to have a bowel movement.

The Pentasa Suppositories work directly in your rectum where the active ingredient is needed to deal with the inflammation. After insertion, the 5-Aminosalicylic Acid (Mesalamine) is released slowly as the suppository melts from body heat and will be absorbed into the mucosal lining of your intestine. By inhibiting the action of inflammatory-causing substances, your symptoms will subside.

Pentasa Suppositories are best inserted before bedtime and after you have emptied your bowels. As the suppositories melt, there may be staining on your night clothes or bedding so use a protective pad or towel after inserting 5-Aminosalicylic Acid rectally.

What Causes Ulcerative Proctitis?

The exact cause of many IBD cases is not known, but there are risk factors that could initiate ulcerative proctitis. These could include other inflammatory diseases like colitis or Crohn’s, anal trauma, rectal infections from antibiotic use or a sexually transmitted disease, or radiation treatments. A change of diet can also help reduce your symptoms. There is no cure for IBD, only treatments that may be needed long-term or during flare-ups.

Information Your Doctor Should Know Before Using Pentasa Suppositories

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding to be certain Pentasa Suppositories are safe to use. Discuss other medical conditions and allergies with your doctor and provide a list of any OTC and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements, to determine if Pentasa Suppositories are right for your situation.

Important Information About Using Pentasa Suppositories

Always wash your hands before and after inserting 5-Aminosalicylic Acid suppositories. Limit the time you handle the 5-Aminosalicylic Acid suppository as it will begin to melt. It may help to put the suppository in your refrigerator for a short time before use. Keep Pentasa Suppositories and other medications out of children’s reach and away from pets. If you are scheduled for any surgical or dental procedures, inform the medical staff that you are using Pentasa Suppositories as this could affect your recovery with your immune system being suppressed.

Possible Side Effects of Pentasa Suppositories

  • Headache
  • Stomach discomfort from excess gas
  • Rectal itching
  • Diarrhea

Other IBD Medications Similar to Pentasa Suppositories

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