Pentasa (Mesalamine)

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Pentasa 500mg

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We do not currently offer a Pentasa coupon. But, we can assure you we have the best price for this medication online. Our experts are waiting by to answer all your questions about the medication. Shop now in the area above and learn about the medication in the sections below.

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Pentasa Dosage

The following dosages are available to order:

  • Pentasa 500mg
  • Pentasa 100mg

Pentasa 500mg is available in pack size of 100 tablets while Pentasa 1000mg is available in 60 tablet pack size. This medication is manufactured by Ferring Inc.

The active medicinal ingredient is called Mesalamine.

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Pentasa Cost

At PricePro Pharmacy the low cost of Pentasa 500mg is:

  • $180.00 for 300 tablets

While, the average retail price of Pentasa in the United States is:

  • $1817.014 for 240 tablets

This discount price is available without coupons or insurance coverage.

Another way to save on Pentasa is by placing an order for a 90-day supply of medication compared to a one-month supply.

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Pentasa Coupon

Currently we do not have a Pentasa coupon code for additional discount. However, we love helping our patients save money so for those placing their first order there are special offers available.

New customer coupon codes can be applied at checkout as follows:

  • PRICE10 - Save $10 on your first order (minimum $50 order value)
  • PRICE20 - Save $20 on your first order (minimum $100 order value)

Please note that these pharmacy coupon codes are one-time use only for new customers and cannot be combined with other coupons/offers. Be sure to check our Rx coupons page for future updates

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Pentasa Generic

There currently is no generic for Pentasa available at this time. Once a lower cost alternative is available we will update our catalogue and make it available for ordering.

Generic drugs are typically 40-60% cheaper than the brand version.

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Shipping Times

The estimated shipping time for your order is:

  • 7 to 10 business days (Product of Canada)
  • 7 to 12 business days (Product of United Kingdom)
  • 10-18 business days (Product Australia, India and Turkey)

The standard shipping cost $9.95 for all orders.

For drugs ordered from Canada, we offer an Express shipping option. The shipping fee is $25 with an estimated delivery time of 3 to 5 business days.

Once you order ships from the licensed pharmacy you will receive an email notification with the applicable shipping details.

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Prescription Refill

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You can login to your online pharmacy account and view your previous order history and see which active prescriptions you have on file.

A refill can be placed online, through chat, or by calling 1-855-776-0079.

Pentasa (Mesalamine) Medication Information

Uses

Pentasa is a prescription medication used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis.  Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease.  Ulcerative colitis can cause swelling and inflammation in the lining of the colon (large intestine).  It’s a condition that has periods of time with no symptoms or mild symptoms.  But then flare-ups occur, and symptoms can suddenly get worse for a while.  

Currently, there is no cure for ulcerative colitis.  But there are treatments available that can reduce the intensity of flare-ups and lengthen the symptom-free time periods. 

Pentasa reduces the severity of flare-up symptoms such as bloody diarrhea, stomach pain, and cramping.  It can also help increase the amount of symptom-free time. 

Dosage

Pentasa is a controlled-release oral capsule that comes in two strengths: 250 mg and 500 mg.  Your doctor will prescribe the strength that is best for you and may adjust it based on your response.

The usual dosage of Pentasa is two capsules by mouth 4 times a day.  

Be sure to take Pentasa exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Precautions

Pentasa may not be safe for everyone with ulcerative colitis.  Be sure to let your doctor know if you have:

  • Liver and kidney disease
  • Pancreas problems
  • Skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis or eczema
  • Allergy to salicylates, mesalamine, or any ingredients of Pentasa

Pentasa should only be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding if clearly needed. It’s essential to talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Pentasa while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

Like all medications, Pentasa may cause side effects. The most common side effects include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain

Although not common, it’s possible that treatment may make ulcerative colitis symptoms worse instead of better.  Let your doctor know if you’re not seeing improvements within 2 to 4 weeks of taking Pentasa. 

Interactions

Taking Pentasa with certain medications could increase the risk of kidney damage or other side effects.  Some examples include:

  • Azathioprine
  • Balsalazide
  • Olsalazine
  • Sulfasalazine
  • NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen)

Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any prescription or over-the-counter medications. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (15-30°C/59-86° F).

Pharmacists Tips

  • Pentasa capsules may be taken with or without food
  • Drink plenty of water with Pentasa capsules

Pentasa FAQs

Can I take Pentasa for my ulcerative colitis if I have a skin condition like eczema?

People with skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and eczema may have severe reactions to sunlight exposure with Pentasa.  If you have eczema, talk with your doctor to discuss whether it’s safe for you to try Pentasa.  If so, be sure to avoid direct sunlight if possible.  When outdoors, always use sunscreen and wear protective clothing.

 

Pentasa capsules are too big for me to swallow.  Can they be opened?

Yes, you can, if you follow these directions: 

  • Open the capsule
  • Sprinkle entire capsule contents onto a soft food applesauce or yogurt
  • Consume the entire mixture without chewing or crushing

 

If you crush or chew the mixture, or prepare it in advance, this could destroy the medication or prevent it from being released when it gets to your large intestine.

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References

  1. Pentasa - mesalamine capsule. Lexington, MA: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=e39d9a3d-5d3a-4bb6-aab1-fdbb2a598606#:~:text=PENTASA%20is%20indicated%20for%20the,to%20moderately%20active%20ulcerative%20colitis.  Accessed January 21, 2021.
  2. Crohns and Colitis Foundation. IBD Medication Guide.  http://www.ibdmedicationguide.org/. Accessed January 21, 2021.

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Patricia Weiser, PharmD

Patricia Weiser, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist and medical writer.  She has clinical experience in community and hospital pharmacy.  Patricia is a 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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