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What is balsalazide?

Balsalazide is a treatment for ulcerative colitis.

Balsalazide is a prescription drug available as a capsule and film-coated tablet. Both forms are taken by mouth.

These capsules are available under the brand-name drug Colazal. They are also available as a generic drug. In tablet form, these pills are available under the brand-name drug Giazo and as a generic drug. Giazo tablets are only approved for use in males older than 18 years.

Balsalazide belongs to a class of drugs called aminosalicylates

Why is this medication prescribed?

Balsalazide is used to treat ulcerative colitis (a condition which causes swelling and sores in the lining of the colon [large intestine] and rectum). Balsalazide is an anti-inflammatory drug. It is converted in the body to mesalamine and works by reducing bowel inflammation, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain.

This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What side effects can this medication cause?

  • headache
  • abdominal pain
  • upset stomach
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • joint pain
  • difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • tiredness
  • gas
  • runny nose
  • muscle or back pain
  • coughing
  • loss of appetite
  • urinary tract infection
  • constipation
  • dry mouth

Uses

It is used to treat active, mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis. This is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and sores in the colon, or large intestine.

With ulcerative colitis the body's immune system becomes overactive. This causes inflammation and sores in the colon. Balsalazide can help reduce symptoms by reducing inflammation.

Balsalazide appears to decrease these symptoms by stopping production of such compounds in the colon.

Dosage

The typical dose of balsalazide is three 750-milligram (mg) pills taken three times a day for between 8 and 12 weeks. Never take this medication for longer than 12 weeks.

Children aged between 5 and 17 years can take between one and three pills with every dose, although the course should not extend beyond 8 weeks. Doctors may start older adults on a lower dose, as kidney function is often compromised with age.

People on low-sodium diets may wish to speak to their doctor before taking balsalazide. The capsules and pills have a high sodium content and could affect intake.

Different brands may offer pills of different sizes and have different recommended doses. Giazo, for example, is a 1.1 gram (g) dose taken twice daily with or without food.

Always check the packaging for instructions.

Talk to your doctor before suddenly stopping this medication. Stopping the medication might worsen your condition and symptoms.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

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