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Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules

By FERRING PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
2g Granules in Sachet
81.80*
MRP 99.75
15% OFF
3% EXTRA
Inclusive of all taxes
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molecules
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Mesalazine / Mesalamine / 5-Aminosalicylic Acid(2.0 G)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
DRUGS FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS

Medical Description

Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules contains Mesalazine (also called Mesalamine or 5-Aminosalicylic Acid) as its active ingredient. It is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (a condition that caus...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
uses

Uses of Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules

Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules is used in treating ulcerative colitis (a condition that causes inflammation, irritation and ulcers in your digestive tract, preferably the lining of your large intesti...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules

  • If you are allergic to Mesalazine or any other ingredients of Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules.
  • If you have any problems with your liver or kidney.
  • If you are allergic to salicylates (Diclofenac, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, etc).
  • If your child is below the age of 6 years.
sideEffects

Side effects of Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Gas
  • Skin rash
  • Dizziness, constipation (uncommon)
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules during pregnancy?
A:
You should consult your doctor before using Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules as there is limited information about its safety in pregnant women. Your doctor will prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules while breastfeeding?
A:
Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules passes into the breastmilk in a small amount. Hence, you should consult your doctor. He/she will prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks. When prescribed, watch out for symptoms like diarrhoea. If your child develops it, immediately discontinue breastfeeding and contact your doctor.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules?
A:
It is not expected that this medicine will affect your ability to drive. However, sometimes it may make you a little dizzy. Hence, be cautious while driving or operating machines.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules?
A:
There is no known interaction with alcohol and this medicine. However, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any bleeding disorders.
  • You have any lung diseases like asthma.
  • You have ulcers in your stomach or intestines.
  • You have any liver or kidney-related problems.
  • You have experienced an allergic reaction while taking sulfasalazine.
  • You develop fever, stomach pain & cramps, headache or rash after taking Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules.
  • You are on any medicines (Asirin, Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, etc) that may alter your kidney functions.
  • Before and during treatment with this medicine, your doctor may want to monitor the liver, kidneys, blood and lungs periodically.
  • You may develop kidney stones (symptoms like stomach pain, blood in urine) while on treatment with this medicine. Hence, drink plenty of water.
  • Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules is not recommended for children less than 6 years old.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules

How Does It Work?

Mesalazine in Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules works by preventing or blocking the body from producing certain substances that may cause inflammation.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules

  • Take Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules exactly as directed by your doctor.
  • Read the instructions on the label or leaflet before use.
  • Empty the contents in the sachet on your tongue and then drink a glass of water or juice.
  • Do not chew or crush the granules. Swallow it whole and make sure that no granules remain in your mouth.
interactions

Interactions of Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules

Interactions with other medicines

  • You should always tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, herbal preparations and supplements to avoid any interaction with Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules.
  • This medicine, when taken along with blood thinners like warfarin (used to prevent blood clot formation) may decrease the effect of warfarin.
  • You need to be cautious while simultaneously taking this medicine along with medicines like azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine (used in rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease), thioguanine (used in cancer ...
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storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules

Store Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets. Do not use expired or damaged medicines. Discard ...
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dosage

Dosage of Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules

Overdose

Seek urgent medical help if you feel that you have taken too much of Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules.

Missed a Dose

In case you’ve missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop taking Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules if I feel better?

A: No, you should not stop taking this medicine until advised by the doctor, even if you are feeling good. Reach out to your doctor if you have any issues while taking this medicine.

Q: What should be discussed with my healthcare professional before I start the treatment with Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules?

  • Inform the doctor about your detailed medical & surgical history.
  • Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver or kidney disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to have a baby.
  • This medicine may interact with other medicines. Hence, inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including supplements or herbal products. Also, inform your doctor if you are stopping...
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Q: Does Pentasa 2g Sachet Of 1 Granules cause addiction?

A: No, this medicine is not an addiction causing medicine. However, it should be used as per dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
Last Updated on: 11 Nov 2021 | 06:23 PM (IST)
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