BALSACOL 750MG CAPSULE

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Gufic Bioscience Ltd

Composition for BALSACOL 750MG CAPSULE

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97.62
₹9.76/capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Substitutes for BALSACOL

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of BALSACOL CAPSULE

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Uses of BALSACOL CAPSULE

Balsacol 750mg capsule is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease.
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Side effects of BALSACOL CAPSULE

Common

Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain.

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How to use BALSACOL 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. It is better to take Balsacol 750mg capsule with food.

How BALSACOL CAPSULE works

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

In Depth Information on BALSACOL CAPSULE

Expert advice for BALSACOL 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for BALSACOL 750MG CAPSULE
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
SAFE
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
PURINETONE 50MG TABLET, AZAP 50MG TABLET, AZOPRINE 50MG TABLET, THIOPRESS 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 for BALSACOL 750MG CAPSULE

Frequently asked questions for 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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