Pentasa treats inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis. It reduces the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, including inflammation, tissue damage, and diarrhea. Pentasa (mesalamine) is a drug used as a treatment for ulcerative colitis- which is a bowel disease. It helps in reducing ulcerative colitis’ symptoms such as the stomach pain, diarrhea, and rectal pain. Pentasa is an aminosalicylate that works by affecting the substance in the body that is responsible for causing diarrhea, inflammation and tissue damage. Pentasa is supplied in the form of capsules and should be taken by mouth. It is important to let the physician know if you are allergic to Pentasa or some of its ingredients before taking it. This will prevent the possibility of severe side effects. You can expect to have either a headache, nausea or vomiting after using this drug. These are just some of the common side effects.
Drug Name: Pentasa
Generic name: Mesalamine