My brand-name pills cost me $535 per month, and I'd like to save with a generic.
Pentasa (mesalamine) is a prescription medication used to treat ulcerative colitis.
Pentasa is manufactured by Shire USA Inc and is available as:
Pentasa 250mg Exteneded Release capsule
Pentasa 500mg Extended Release capsule
There is currently no generic Pentasa licensed for sale. Even though the patents for the drug have expired, no companies have chosen to make a generic version.
There are other medicines containing mesalamine such as Apriso, Asacol and Lialda, but these are either different strengths, or dose forms, compared to Pentasa.
- Pentasa Information for Consumers
- Pentasa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pentasa (detailed)
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