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I have tried taking Pentesa before which I guess is the same drug except its released into the small intestine whereas Asacol is realeased into the large intestine/colon with negative results and was thinking of trying Asacol. I had some tests done a few months back that showed that my IGA levels are deficient which suggest immuno issues. I know Asacol is prescribed for Crohn's and Colitis which are thought to be immune system disease's. Has anyone else tried taking this for their IBS?
 

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I was diagnosed with non specific Colitis many years ago and I alternated between sulphasalazine and mesalazine,which I think is similar or the same as Asacol.It was only effective for a very short time and I switched back to sulphasalazine which was more effective.
 

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Thanks for the reply's. So much for the theory that its immune system malfunctioning like IBD. I have been taking Asacol (400mg twice a day that my friend gave me) for the past week and a half without any change whatsoever in my symptoms. The Pentesa didn't work either so its not like I expected anything drastic to occur but felt I had to give it a shot. I know some people say to give it atleast 2 weeks but I know my body and if the stuff was helping I would notice.Back to the drawing board.
 
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