The digestive or GI tract is the main component of this system and consists of an irregular 'tube' eight to nine metres long that includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small bowel, large bowel, rectum and anus.
Gastroenterology is a major focus at Ferring Canada, specifically the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
(sodium picosulphate, magnesium oxide, citric acid)
(sodium picosulphate, magnesium oxide, citric acid)Gastroenterology
PENTASA® is a mesalazine or 5-ASA product used for the treatment and long-term management of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease).
PENTASA is prescribed to relieve mild to moderate symptoms of active disease and as maintenance therapy to help prevent recurrent attacks or flare-ups. As well, recent findings suggest that patients who continue to take their medication as recommended by their doctor may reduce the risk of serious long-term complications of inflammatory bowel disease. In Canada, PENTASA is available in 500 mg and 1 g extended-release tablets and also in suppositories and enemas for rectal administration. PENTASA tablets are composed of extended-release microgranules to help ensure that the drug is released throughout the entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The suppositories and enemas allow the drug to treat the inflammation by staying in contact with the inflamed areas for several hours.
PENTASA tablets and suppositories/enemas can be used alone or in combination.
PICO-SALAX® (sodium picosulphate, magnesium oxide, citric acid)
Some endoscopy, surgery and x-ray procedures require the patient's bowel to be cleaned in advance.
PICO-SALAX® is a powerful, dual-action laxative used to cleanse the bowel so the patient is prepared for the procedure.
PICO-SALAX contains two different laxatives that provide its dual actions. The first laxative draws water into the bowel to soften stools so they can be “washed out” easily. The second laxative stimulates the muscles of the bowel so they alternately contract and relax to move the stools out quickly. PICO-SALAX has been available worldwide for more than 30 years and it is the Number 1 selling bowel preparation in Canada.
PICO-SALAX is a powder that you mix with water and drink. It comes in natural orange and cranberry flavours and is available without a prescription from your pharmacy.
CORTIMENT is used in adults for the treatment of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, an inflammation of the large intestine (colon) and the rectum.
CORTIMENT is believed to reduce substances which inflame body tissues. This helps decrease symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as pain and diarrhea.