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IBD and Pharmaco's medicines

If you have found this website there is a chance you have recently been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD, and are looking for further information.

Whatever age you are, this could be a difficult time and you may have lots of questions. Pentasa® and Cortiment® are medicines that may have been prescribed to help treat your IBD. They are supplied by Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd. This site contains information on Pentasa and Cortiment as well as general information about IBD, how it is diagnosed and possible causes.  The information provided in this website is not intended to replace advice given by your Doctor, Pharmacist or other Healthcare Professional.  If you have any concerns about your health and/or treatments please consult a Doctor, Pharmacist or other Healthcare Professional.

PENTASA IS A PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE

Pentasa Tablets 500mg, Pentasa Enema 1g/100 ml, Pentasa Suppository 1g, Pentasa Granules (Sachets) 1g. The active ingredient in Pentasa® is mesalazine.

This medicine is used to treat Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Pentasa has risks and benefits. Further information on the risks and benefits of this medicine can be found HERE, and in the Consumer Medicines Information (CMI). Please refer to www.medsafe.govt.nz or your Pharmacist for a copy of the CMI.

Consult your Doctor to see if this medicine is right for you. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your Doctor, Pharmacist or Healthcare Professional.

Pentasa Tablets 500mg, Suppositories 1g, Enemas 1g/100ml, and Granules (Sachets) 1g are funded prescription medicines. Doctor's charges will apply.

 

CORTIMENT IS A PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE

Cortiment Tablet 9mg. The active ingredient in Cortiment® is budesonide.

This medicine is used to treat adults for induction of remission of mild to moderate active Ulcerative Colitis where mesalazine treatment is not sufficient or not tolerated.

Cortiment has risks and benefits. Further information on the risks and benefits of this medicine can be found HERE, and in the Consumer Medicines Information (CMI). Please refer to www.medsafe.govt.nz or your Pharmacist for a copy of the CMI.

Consult your Doctor to see if this medicine is right for you. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your Doctor, Pharmacist or Healthcare Professional.

Cortiment is an unfunded medicine, a prescription charge will apply.

The indicative Cortiment price to patients/public is approximately $210.00 per box, but this price can vary between pharmacies.

 

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