Why PENTASA* (Mesalamine ) is Prescribed for Patients

Patient opinion of PENTASA: satisfied (average rating score: 3.15)

(based on 503 reviews )

Top 10 Reasons for taking PENTASA
(reported on Ask a Patient)

  Reason # of Ask a Patient Reviews
1Colitis ulcerative*233
2Crohn's disease*81
3Colitis*19
4Proctitis ulcerative4
5Colitis microscopic*3
6Inflammatory bowel disease*3
7Irritable bowel syndrome*1
8Sigmoiditis1

*Also included as reason for taking drug in FDA Adverse Events summary.

Top 20 Side Effects of PENTASA
(reported on Ask a Patient)

  Side Effect # of Ask a Patient Reviews
1Alopecia117
2Headache*101
3Somnolence72
4Diarrhoea*60
5Arthralgia*59
6Acne47
7Pain46
8Weight increased43
9Muscle spasms33
10Flatulence33
11Dizziness30
12Insomnia29
13Abdominal distension29
14Condition aggravated25
15Fatigue*24
16Back pain24
17Nausea*24
18Drug ineffective*24
19Dry eye23
20Haemorrhage18

*Important! This side effect is also associated with Adverse Event Reports (serious reaction); Also see charts in FDA Adverse Events summary.

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Level of Satisfaction with PENTASA

Total Reviews: 503 (Average Rating: 3.15)

Ask a Patient Number of Reviews by Age

Total Reviews: 503*

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* Reviews for drugs with the same active ingredients have been aggregated in this analysis: Mesalamine (Mesasal, Claversal, Sf rowasa, Pentasa, Canasa, Asacol, 5-aminosalicylate, Fiv-asa, Asacol hd, Salofalk, Lixacol, Fivasa, Apriso, Asacolon, Sfrowasa, Mesalamine, Rowasa, Delzicol, Lialda)

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