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Can I open a pentasa capsule ? they are difficult to swalow?

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Anonymous 22 Aug 2010

No you can not.- Try it with more water.-

Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually four times daily or as directed by your doctor.

Swallow the capsules whole. Do not chew or crush the capsules. Doing so can interfere with release of the drug into the colon.

take care.-

suzanne66 22 Aug 2010

If you have trouble swallowing Pentasa (mesalamine) capsules there are other brands of mesalamine available (but in different strengths) eg Asacol, Lialda.
Talk to your pharmacist - ask to see the size of the other brands then have a chat with your doctor. You may be better to swap brands.

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