Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
To Gin and all,
avatar
shy14 posted:
This is SHY.14, I had my ct scan of my abdomen done last Friday and had my colonoscopy on Tuesday. My doctor was very informative. My crohns is now in my large colon- I have many ulcers in the colon.. The doctor show me the pictures, she took several biopsies. I have to see her in 3 weeks. she put me on a new med-- Pentasa 500mg- 2 capsules== four times a day. thats 4,000mg a day--- to me that seems alot per day. I hope this works. Has any one else had this problem? SHY 14
Reply
 
avatar
hannahleigh89 responded:
I was also taking a huge amount of Pentasa. With a lot of those drugs, they sometimes start you out at a high dose to get you under control and then slowly lower it down to a smaller dose, depending on how well you maintain your condition as you lower it. Don't be alarmed by the large dosage; your doctor seems to know what she's doing.
 
avatar
mindyj1971 responded:
Hi shy14! I've been on 4000 mg of Pentasa since the day I was diagnosed...September 11, 2008. They have never adjusted it and they have added Remicade infusions to it. I am also currently taking a steroid. Hopefully, you will be able to go down to a smaller dose, but just wanted you to know that I have been on the same dose for almost 2 years now.

Hang in there.
Mindy
 
avatar
rednewbie replied to mindyj1971's response:
Shy,
I have been taking the same dosage of Pentasa that you are for 3 years now. It does seem like a lot, but its a standard dosage. I will tell you when you go to the bathroom you may see little white beads, do not freat that is completely normal. That is the Pentasa and its fine.

I pray it works for you.
Hugs,
Gin


Spotlight: Member Stories

I am in my early 30's, and I was diagnosed with moderate-severe Crohn's disease and non-celiac gluten intolerance on 11/24/10 after 20 years o...More

Helpful Tips

Assistance for Medical Expenses
Many with a diagnosis of Crohn's or Colitis are unable to work or enjoy many social or physical activities. The burden of paying medical ... More
Was this Helpful?
22 of 28 found this helpful

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.