Balacol 750mg Capsule

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Balacol 750mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Balacol Capsule


Uses of Balacol Capsule

Balacol 750mg Capsule is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Side effects of Balacol Capsule


Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain.


How to use Balacol Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Balacol 750mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Balacol Capsule works

Balacol 750mg Capsule blocks the release of chemical messengers that cause inflammation of the lining of the intestines.

In Depth Information on Balacol Capsule

Expert advice for Balacol Capsule

  • Balsalazide is for short-term use only. Do not take this medication for > 8 weeks in children (5-17 years) and > 12 weeks in adults unless advised.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or had liver or kidney disease or pyloric stenosis (a condition in which the stomach empties slowly).
  • Balsalazide may sometimes worsen the colitis symptoms causing fever, stomach pain, cramps, or bloody diarrhea. Seek immediate medical advice if you experience any such symptoms.
  • Do not use balsalazide capsules in children < 5 years of age.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking balsalazide, call your doctor immediately.
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Balacol Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Balacol Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Balacol 750mg Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Balacol 750mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

If you are taking Balacol 750mg Capsule, monitor the baby for diarrhea.
Balacol 750mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Balacol 750mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Balacol 750mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of $med_name is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.
Balacol 750mg Capsule should be used with caution in patient
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Balacol 750mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Captomer 50mg Tablet, Zesoris-AZ 50mg Tablet, Autorin 50mg Tablet, Azoprine 50mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Balsalazide, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Balacol Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Balsalazide

Yes, Balacol may cause weight gain
No, Balacol does not contain sulfa
No it does not contain mesalamine but it is a prodrug that is enzymatically cleaved in the colon to produce mesalamine
Balacol is an anti-inflammatory drug and releases mesalamine in the large intestine
Balacol works inside the intestines (bowel) to reduce the inflammation and other symptoms of the disease called ulcerative colitis
In patients with acute ulcerative colitis, Balacol led to greater remission rates and tolerance than asacol (mesalamine). Balacol is more effective and better tolerated than mesalamine as a treatment for acute ulcerative colitis.

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