PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet 10's

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Drug Information for PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet 10's

What is PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet used for?

PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet is used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and ulcerative proctitis. It is also recommended to treat Crohn’s disease and proctosigmoiditis.

PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet work?

PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called anti-inflammatory agents. The drug acts by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins and leukotrienes in the gastro-intestinal mucosa. This reduces inflammation in the GI tract.

How to use PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Mix the required amount of PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet powder in a glass of cold water and drink it immediately.
  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • Please follow the instructions provided on the leaflet while using PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet enema.

If you miss a dose of PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet include the following:

  • Acarbose
  • Acebutolol
  • Aceclofenac
  • Acetazolamide
  • Alprenolol
  • Aspirin
  • Azathioprine
  • Benazepril
  • Betaxolol
  • Bisoprolol
  • Captopril
  • Certoparin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet:

  • Indigestion
  • Feeling sick
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Muscle pain
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Flatulence
  • Tingling in the fingers or toes
  • Pancreatitis
  • Tremor
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet.
  • Avoid PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.

What should you tell your doctor before using PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver, kidney or respiratory diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet

  1. How long can I use PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet?
  2. PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet is often prescribed for long-term use. However, the treatment duration depends on the severity of the disease condition, response to the treatment and other medications.

  3. What are the overdose symptoms of PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet?
  4. The overdose symptoms of PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet include ringing in the ears, confusion, rapid breath and seizures. You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

  5. Is it safe to use PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet in patients with asthma?
  6. No. It is not safe to use PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet in asthma patients.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet?
  8. Kidney function tests must be regularly monitored while using PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet.

  9. Can I use PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet while on Mercaptopurine?
  10. No. Use of PENTASA PR 500mg Tablet while using Mercaptopurine may increase the risk of side effects.



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