100 Questions & Answers About Crohns Disease And Ulcerative by Andrew S. Warner

By Andrew S. Warner

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Like sulfasalazine, olsalazine (Dipentum) and balsalazide (Colazal) are aminosalicylates that require colonic bacteria for activation and, therefore, target the colon. They have limited effectiveness in the small bowel. Mesalamine (Asacol) and mesalamine CR (Pentasa), on the other hand, are aminosalicylates that target the small bowel as well as the colon. QXP 8/31/09 5:39 PM Page 46 100 Q&A ABOUT CROHN’S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS: A LAHEY CLINIC GUIDE (Pentasa) is released throughout the small intestine.

Aminosalicylates take approximately 3 weeks before they are fully effective. Because osalazine and balsalazide disodium target the colon, like sulfasalazine, they are used for mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s colitis. Mesalamine and mesalamine CR, which are released in the small bowel, are often prescribed for patients with small bowel Crohn’s disease, in addition to those whose Crohn’s disease involves the colon and those who have ulcerative colitis. It is important to note that all of the aminosalicylates are FDA approved for ulcerative colitis but do not have FDA approval for Crohn’s disease.

QXP 8/31/09 5:35 PM Page 41 100 Q&A ABOUT CROHN’S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS: A LAHEY CLINIC GUIDE Diagnosis fiber in the diet can lead to either a temporary or persistent increase in symptoms such as bloating, abdominal cramping, and excess gas. Big gas producers include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussell sprouts, and beans. Adding fiber, especially for those not used to it, should be done slowly to allow the body to adjust. Fiber supplements can also be helpful to regulate bowel movements and promote overall colon health.

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