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General Information on Balsalazide

Generic Name : Balsalazide

Pronunciation : bal sal' a zide

Latest prescription information about Balsalazide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Balsalazide

India : 

International : 

Colazal

Why is Balsalazide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anti-inflammatory agent, prescribed for ulcerative colitis. The medication reduces inflammation of colon.  

When should Balsalazide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Balsalazide?

Adult: PO- Acute attack: 2.25 g 3 times/day, until remission or up to 12 week. Max: 6.75 g/day. Maintenance: 1.5 g twice daily. Max: 6 g/day.

How should Balsalazide be taken?

It comes as a capsule and syrup to take by mouth with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Balsalazide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney impairment, blood disorders; during pregnancy and lactation.

What are the side effects of Balsalazide?

  Most Common: Headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection and joint pain.
  Respiratory: Cough and inflammation of nose.
  Gastrointestinal: Indigestion, loss of appetite, dry mouth, abdominal cramps, constipation and flatulence.
  Central Nervous System: Sleeplessness and fatigue.
  Miscellaneous: Fever, flu-like syndrome, urinary tract syndrome and muscle pain.

What are the other precautions for Balsalazide?

Take full course of treatment.

What are the storage conditions for Balsalazide?

Oral: Store it at room temperature (25C).

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