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Study Medication
Pentasa Mesalamine(me sal' a meen)

Pentasa comes as a delayed release capsule which should be swallowed whole or can also be opened and the contents mixed with a wet food such as apple sauce, yogurt, ice cream, etc. It should never be crushed. The dose of Pentasa is based on weight and your doctor will instruct you in the proper amount you should take. While most people improve once they have started to take Pentasa, it may be several weeks before the full effect is seen.
Are there any special precautions when I take Pentasa?
Do I need to follow any special diet when I am taking Pentasa?
What should I do if I forget a dose?