24 Jul 2010
They are the same,
Pentasa (mesalamine) is a prescription medication used to treat ulcerative colitis.
Common Side Effects of Pentasa
Serious Side Effects
Some side effects with Pentasa are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your Doctor.
Worsening of ulcerative colitis symptoms
Signs of liver problems, such as:
Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
Upper-right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Rare Pentasa Side Effects
Loss of appetite
Sensitivity to the sun
Conjunctivitis ("pink eye").
I hope this helps.-
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