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Suffering from Crohn's disease, taking pentassa, folvolite and VSL. Are these medicine correct?

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I am suffering from crohn's disease for the last one and half years. I am not sure how long i should be using these medicine. I would like to know if i am using right medicine. I am using follwing now:
1. Pentasa 500mg - dailly 2
2. Folvolite 5mg - daily 1
3. VSL#3 - daily 1
Posted Sat, 29 Jun 2013 in Crohn's Disease
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 49 minutes later
The three drugs can be used in crohn's disease.
1.Pentasa is specifically used in crohn's disease.
2.Folvolite contains Folic acid.
3.VSL#3 is a probiotic.
The duration of the treatment depends on the symptoms.
But,these medicines have to be taken/stopped as per your doctor's advice.
Wish you good health
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