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BALSACOL 750MG CAPSULE

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Composition for BALSACOL

Balsalazide(750 mg)

food interaction for BALSACOL

alcohol interaction for BALSACOL

pregnancy interaction for BALSACOL

lactation interaction for BALSACOL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Balsacol 750mg capsule with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Balsacol 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for BALSACOL

Balsalazide(750 mg)

Uses

Balsacol 750mg capsule is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and crohn disease.

How it works

Balsacol 750mg capsule blocks the release of chemicals that cause inflammation of the lining of intestines.

Common side effects

Abdominal bloating, Abdominal distension, Abdominal pain, Joint pain, Constipation, Cough, Dark colored urine, Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Fever, Headache, Influenza like symptoms, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Back pain, Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding), Running nose, Sore throat, Urinary tract infection, Vomiting, Fatigue, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye

SUBSTITUTES for BALSACOL

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  • COLOREX 750 MG CAPSULE
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    Rs. 10.90/capsule
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Expert advice for BALSACOL

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for BALSACOL

Balsalazide

Q.Does balsalazide cause weight gain?
Yes, balsalazide may cause weight gain

Q.Does balsalazide contain sulfa?
No, Balsalazide does not contain sulfa

Q.Does balsalazide contain mesalamine?
No it does not contain mesalamine but it is a prodrug that is enzymatically cleaved in the colon to produce mesalamine

Q.Is balsalazide a sulfa drug/ an immunosuppressant/a steroid/NSAID/a mesalamine?
Balsalazide is an anti-inflammatory drug and releases mesalamine in the large intestine

Q.Does Balsalazide work?
Balsalazide works inside the intestines (bowel) to reduce the inflammation and other symptoms of the disease called ulcerative colitis

Q.Is balsalazide better than asacol?
In patients with acute ulcerative colitis, balsalazide led to greater remission rates and tolerance than asacol (mesalamine). Balsalazide is more effective and better tolerated than mesalamine as a treatment for acute ulcerative colitis.

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Content on this page was last updated on 15 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)