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Pentasa
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Pentasa, 3.40 / 5 (5 votes)

Pentasa Side Effects

Two Pentasa capsules

Serious Adverse Side Effects

Pentasa | Mesalazine has many serious adverse side effects associated with it, such as:
  • Cardiovascular side effects such as pericarditis, in which the sac-cover of the heart becomes inflamed
  • Gastrointestinal side effects such as pancreatitis, in which the pancreas is inflamed, and rectal bleeding
  • Hematological side effects such as agranulocytosis which is a failure of the bone marrow to make a sufficient amount of white blood cells, aplastic anemia which is a failure of the bone marrow to replenish new blood cells, leukopenia and neutropenia which are conditions of a decreased number of white blood cells, pancytopenia which is a deficiency of all types of blood cells, and thrombocytopenia which means low platelet count
  • Hepatic side effects such as cholestatic hepatitis- which means that bile from the stomach cannot flow to the duodenum. May also cause chemical driven liver damage, and liver failure
  • Immunological side effects such as a hypersensitivity reaction
  • Renal side effects such as kidney failure
  • Other side effects such as drug intolerance

Common Adverse Side Effects

Less severe and more common adverse side effects of Pentasa | Mesalazine include:
  • Gastrointestinal side effects such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence, nausea and upper abdominal pain
  • Hepatic side effects such as abnormal liver function
  • Neurological side effects such as headache
  • Respiratory side effects such as the common cold