Generic Name and Formulations:
Mesalamine 250mg, 500mg; controlled-rel caps.
Shire US, Inc.
Indications for PENTASA:
Mildly-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis.
Swallow caps whole or may be opened and entire contents sprinkled onto applesauce or yogurt; consume immediately. 1g four times daily for up to 8 weeks.
Sulfasalazine or aspirin allergy. Renal or hepatic dysfunction. May cause false (+) test results when measuring urinary normetanephrine by liquid chromatography. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, rash; acute intolerance syndrome (rare, discontinue if occurs).
Caps 250mg—240; 500mg—120