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Pentasa and Asacol are used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the large intestine and rectum).

ADULTS

Pentasa Capsules

The usual dose is 1000mg taken 4 times a day for 8 weeks

Asacol Tablets

The recommended dose for the treatment of ulcerative colitis is 800mg 3 times a day for 3-6 weeks.

To prevent a relapse the usual dosage is 1600mg a day taken in 2 or more smaller doses.

CHILDREN

Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.
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Asacol

Brand Name Prescription Drug

Pronounced: AZ-uh-col

Generic name: Mesalamine 5-ASA
Other brand names: Asacol Canasa Pentasa Rowasa
Pentasa and Asacol are used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the large intestine and rectum).

ADULTS

Pentasa Capsules

The usual dose is 1000mg taken 4 times a day for 8 weeks

Asacol Tablets

The recommended dose for the treatment of ulcerative colitis is 800mg 3 times a day for 3-6 weeks.

To prevent a relapse the usual dosage is 1600mg a day taken in 2 or more smaller doses.

CHILDREN

Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.

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