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Generic Name: Balsalazide (bal-SAL-a-zide)
Brand Name: Colazal
Balsalazide is used for:
Treating mildly to moderately active inflammation of the colon. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Balsalazide is an anti-inflammatory. How it works is not fully known. It appears to reduce ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon) by preventing the production of substances that cause the inflammation.
Do NOT use Balsalazide if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Balsalazide :
Tell your health care provider if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Balsalazide . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any of the following medicines:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Balsalazide may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Balsalazide :
Use Balsalazide as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Balsalazide .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Balsalazide :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Balsalazide :
Store Balsalazide at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Balsalazide out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is summary only. It does not contain all information about Balsalazide . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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