PENTASA 500 MG 100 TAB; mesalazine, gastrointestinal agents .
ACTIVE-INGREDIENT OF PENTASA 500 MG 100 TAB
EACH slow – release tablet contains 500 mg mesalazine .
INDICATION OF PENTASA 500 MG 100 TAB
pentasa 500 mg slow – release tablets are an intestinal therapeutic agent . Pentasa 500 mg slow-release tablets are used in : acute treatment of ulcerative colitis ( inflammation of the large intestine with ulceration ) and prophylaxis for relapse . treatment for symptomatic improvement in cases crohn’s disease .
DOSAGE OF PENTASA 500 MG 100 TAB
Follow all directions given to you by your pharmacist or doctor carefully . They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for help if you do not understand the instructions on the box .
The recommended dose is : –
always take pentasa 500 mg slow – release tablets exactly as your doctor has told you . Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure . The recommended dose is : adults : for treatment of acute ulcerative colitis , your doctor will prescribe up to 4 g mesalazine per day , divided in single doses . you may take up to 4 pentasa 500 mg slow-release tablets twice a day . for prophylaxis of further inflammatrory episodes , your doctor will usually prescribe 1.5 g mesalazine , e.g. 3 times a day 1 pentasa 500 mg slow – release tablet . for treatment of acute morbus crohn , your doctor will prescribe up to 4 mesalazine per day , divided into 2-3 single doses , e.g. twice a day 2-4 or 3 times a ady 2-3 pentasa 500 mg slow – release tablets each (30 -50 mg/kg body weight /day ) . children from the age of 6 years : ulcerative colitis ( acute treatment and prophylaxis of acute ulcerative colitis ) and morbus crhon ( acute treatment ) : the dose given to children is up to the discretion of the physician a nd depends on the body weight . it is usually recommended that children with a body weight of up to 40 kg should receive half the dose given to adults and children with a body weight above 40 kg should receive the normal adult dose . method of administration : take pantasa 500 mg slow-release tablets without chewing , preferably between meals , with sufficient fluid or put them into water or fruit juice , stir and drink . duration of administration : is up to the discretion of the treating physician . it depends on the course of the disease . pentasa 500 mg slow – release tablets are suitable for long – term use . note : the tablets consist of numerous microcapsules and thus seem to have grey specks . this pattern is normal . the covers of the microcapsules are excreted undigested . these covers may be visible in the faeces as white pin – size particles . if you feel that the effect of pantasa 500 mg slow – release tablets is too strong or too weak , talk to your doctor or pharmacist .
OVER-DOSAGE OF PENTASA 500 MG 100 TAB
in the event of overdose , contact your doctor or nerarest casualty department immediately .
CONTRA-INDICATION OF PENTASA 500 MG 100 TAB
do not take pentasa 500 mg slow – release tablets : if you are allergic to mesalazine , salicylic acid or its derivatives (e.g. acetylsalicylic acid ) or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine . If you have severe liver and renal function impairment .
STORAGE OF PENTASA 500 MG 100 TAB
store in dry place at room temperature below 25 °C. Keep this medicine out of the reach and sight of children.
PACK OF PENTASA 500 MG 100 TAB
white – grey to pale brown , specked , round tablets , scored and marked pentasa on one side and 500 mg on the other side . Pack with 100 slow – release tablets .
PENTASA 500 MG 100 TAB MANUFACTURED BY
FERRING INTERNATIONAL CENTER SA CHEMIN DE LA VERGOGNAUSAZ 50 , CH- 1162 ST . PREX, SWITZERLAND .