Colazal Balsalazide Disodium and/or alternatives
Colazal 750mgMarketed as Colazide in European Union Manufacturer: Almirall Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
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Description of Colazal
Colazal contains Balsalazide, and it belongs to the class of anti-inflammatory drugs. This drug is meant to be used only by patients over 5 years of age.
Being an anti-inflammatory drug, Colazal works by reducing the actions of chemicals that are responsible for causing inflammation of the bowel or colon. It is given to the patient in the form of oral capsules.
Indications & Dosage of Colazal
Colazal is used for the treatment of active ulcerative colitis.
Adult patients are usually recommended to take 3 Colazal 750mg capsules per day, taken three times a day. The duration of treatment is up to 8 weeks. In some instances, the treatment may also continue for 12 weeks depending on your medical condition and response to the treatment.
For children between 5 to 17 years of age, the recommended dose is usually one Colazal 750mg three times a day for 8 weeks. However, the dosage may vary depending on the patient’s medical condition, type of inflammation, and response to the treatment.
If you find the capsules difficult to swallow, you can open them and sprinkle the contents on applesauce. Swallow this mixture immediately. Since the contents of these capsules are not coated, you can also chew them. However, your teeth may become stained because of this.
Side Effects & Interactions of Colazal
Joint pain, runny nose, nausea, cold symptoms, diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, headache, and sleeping problems may commonly surface in Colazal patients. These are mild side effects of the drug and can be easily managed with or without medical help. However, you should notify your doctor if any of these become too troublesome.
Serious side effects associated with Colazal include:
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Pale skin, weakness, or easy bruising
- Worsening symptoms of colitis, including stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, fever, or stomach cramps
Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of these symptoms.
Some hypersensitive patients may also have an allergic reaction to Colazal. Stop taking the drug if you witness any symptoms of an allergy. Such symptoms include difficulty breathing, severe dizziness, swelling or itching of the face, throat, tongue or lips, or hives on the body. Seek medical attention immediately if these symptoms do not subside even after discontinuing the drug.
Colazal can adversely interact with any antibiotics you may be taking at present. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are using any antibiotics before you buy Colazal, whether oral, injection, topical or ophthalmic.
In addition to this, inform your doctor about all the prescription and non-prescription drugs you are taking at present, including herbal products and nutritional supplements.
Warnings & Precautions of Colazal
Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Colazal if you have an allergy to Balsalazide or to any salicylates including aspirin, tricosal, disalcid, or dolobid. Also do not use it if you have a kidney disease or stomach disorder termed as pyloric stenosis. Inform your doctor if you have any other bacterial infection at present and whether you are taking antibiotics to treat it.