Generic Name : Olsalazine Pronunciation : ol-SAL-a-zeen Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Gastrointestinal Products
International- Dipentum. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is an anti-inflammatory agent, prescribed for ulcerative colitis. It works by preventing the production of substances that cause inflammation. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : Oral: Adult- The recommended dose is 1.0 g/day in two divided doses. How it should be taken : It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, liver or kidney disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* It may cause unusual bleeding or bruising, sore throat, high temperature, if it so consult with your doctor.
Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal- Diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramps, nausea, indigestion, abdominal bloating, vomiting, mouth ulcer and increased blood in stool.
Metabolic- Loss of appetite.
Central Nervous System - Headache, sleeplessness, fatigue, drowsiness, lethargy, depression, dizziness and fainting.
Skin- Rash and itching.
Musculoskeletal- Joint pain.
Respiratory- Upper respiratory tract infection.
* Avoid exposure to sunlight and alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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