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Pentasa capsules vs Pentasa slow release tablets

I've been taking Pentasa capsules 500mg (4) twice daily, for the past 11 years, for Crohn's.
Due to cost of the capsules, I'm having to switch to the tablets which are 500 mg, as well.
Are there any differences, as far as effectiveness or anything else, in the tablet form vs capsules? Thank you.

Cross-stitch gal

Staff member
I'm afraid I never took the capsules, I've always had the slow release. Where do you live? At the moment, I take the mesalamine which is the same thing as the Pentasa, just less expensive. Also, it's a little stronger too so I take less pills. I went from 4 pills a day to 2. It never hurts to ask...