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Walasa 800mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Salt Synonyms
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Walasa 800mg Tablet is an anti-inflammatory medicine used to treat a type of bowel disease known as ulcerative colitis. It helps to reduce symptoms such as diarrhea, bleeding and stomach pain by reducing inflammation in the bowel.

Walasa 800mg Tablet may also be used to treat another type of bowel disease known as Crohn’s ileocolitis. It should be taken with food. The tablets should be swallowed whole with water, do not break, crush, or chew them. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for but take it exactly as your doctor prescribes. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, hair loss, itching, and flatulence. If these symptoms bother you, do not go away or get worse, tell your doctor. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Some people may get a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice symptoms like swelling of the face, tongue, throat or lips, unusual bleeding, bruising, rash, fever, sore throat, or excessive tiredness. 

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems or a blockage in your stomach. Your age may also be a factor in deciding whether this medicine is suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Benefits of Walasa Tablet

In Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a disease of the large intestine (colon) and rectum in which the lining of the bowel becomes red and swollen. This can lead to bleeding, frequent diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Walasa 800mg Tablet can relieve these symptoms and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. There are many different brands and your doctor will decide which is most suitable for you. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

In Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease of the intestines. The most common symptoms are diarrhea and pain in your abdomen. Walasa 800mg Tablet helps reduce the inflammation, relieve the symptoms, and prevent them from coming back.

Side effects of Walasa Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Walasa

  • Flatulence
  • Hair loss
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain/epigastric pain

How to use Walasa Tablet

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. Walasa 800mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Walasa Tablet works

Walasa 800mg Tablet is an aminosalicylate. It works by suppressing the production of chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation (swelling) in the intestines. This reduces ulceration, bleeding and stomach pain, and prevents future flare-ups of the disease.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Walasa 800mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Walasa 800mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Walasa 800mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
If you are taking Walasa 800mg Tablet, monitor the baby for diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Walasa 800mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Walasa 800mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Walasa 800mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Walasa 800mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Walasa 800mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Walasa 800mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Walasa Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Walasa 800mg Tablet, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Walasa 800mg Tablet for treating and lowering the symptoms of mild inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis.
  • Your doctor may monitor your kidney and liver functions before you start treatment with this medicine and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you have severely decreased kidney or liver function.
  • Do not take Walasa 800mg Tablet if you are allergic to aspirin or if you have blood disorders.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminosalicylic Acids Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Walasa with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong disease with remission and exacerbations. Durations of remission cant b predicted all d time
I have ulcerative colitis. Need treatment
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FAQs

Q. My symptoms have improved can I stop taking Walasa 800mg Tablet?

Continue to take Walasa 800mg Tablet as advised by the doctor, even if you feel better at the beginning of your treatment. Do not stop taking Walasa 800mg Tablet without consulting your doctor.

Q. I am suffering from ulcerative colitis (UC) and piles can I use Walasa 800mg Tablet?

Walasa 800mg Tablet is used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, however, you should not start taking the medicine on your own. Consult a doctor who will prescribe you the right dose and duration of treatment and will address any related or other concerns that you have.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Walasa 800mg Tablet?

You should avoid alcohol if you have ulcerative colitis, as alcohol will irritate your stomach and intestine which will worsen your condition. Although alcohol does not interfere with the working of Walasa 800mg Tablet, you should consult your doctor before taking alcohol.

Q. Does Walasa 800mg Tablet cause joint pain?

Yes, Walasa 800mg Tablet may cause joint pain. If the pain continues and bothers you inform your doctor.

Q. How should I use Walasa 800mg Tablet?

Walasa 800mg Tablet should be used exactly as directed by your doctor. The tablets should be swallowed as a whole with water; do not break, crush, or chew them. Remember to drink adequate fluids to remain well hydrated, especially after severe or prolonged episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhea, high fever, or heavy sweating while taking this medicine. This is done to avoid kidney problems.

Q. When is the best time to take Walasa 800mg Tablet?

Take Walasa 800mg Tablet exactly as directed by your doctor. You should take 3 or 6 tablets daily in divided doses (not to be taken at once).

Q. How should I use Walasa 800mg Tablet?

Walasa 800mg Tablet should be used exactly as directed by your doctor. The tablets should be swallowed as a whole with water; do not break, crush, or chew them. Remember to drink adequate fluids to remain well hydrated, especially after severe or prolonged episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhea, high fever, or heavy sweating while taking this medicine. This is done to avoid kidney problems.

Q. When is the best time to take Walasa 800mg Tablet?

Take Walasa 800mg Tablet exactly as directed by your doctor. You should take 3 or 6 tablets daily in divided doses (not to be taken at once).

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