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COLOREX 750 MG CAPSULE

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Composition FOR COLOREX

Balsalazide(750 mg)

food interaction for COLOREX

alcohol interaction for COLOREX

pregnancy interaction for COLOREX

lactation interaction for COLOREX

medicine interaction for COLOREX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Colorex 750 mg capsule with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Colorex 750 mg 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.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR COLOREX

    Balsalazide(750 mg)

    Uses

    Colorex 750 mg capsule is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease

    How it works

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

    Common side effects

    Headache, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

    SUBSTITUTES FOR COLOREX

    3 Substitutes
    3 Substitutes
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    • BALACOL 750 MG CAPSULE
      (10 capsules in strip)
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 13.70/capsule
      Capsule
      Rs. 137
      pay 26% more per capsule
    • INTAZIDE 750 MG CAPSULE
      (10 capsules in strip)
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 13.65/capsule
      Capsule
      Rs. 136.50
      pay 25% more per capsule
    • BALSACOL 750MG CAPSULE
      (10 capsules in strip)
      Gufic Bioscience Ltd
      Rs. 9.76/capsule
      Capsule
      Rs. 97.62
      save 10% more per capsule

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    Expert advice FOR COLOREX

    • 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 COLOREX

    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

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    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 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)