balsalazide capsule - oral, Colazal
GENERIC NAME: BALSALAZIDE CAPSULE - ORAL (bal-SAL-a-zide)
BRAND NAME(S): Colazal
USES: Balsalazide is used to treat a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Balsalazide belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates. It works by decreasing swelling in the colon.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor.If you have trouble swallowing the capsules, you may open them and sprinkle the contents onto a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow the food/medication mixture immediately. Do not prepare a supply in advance.Dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to therapy.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve after several weeks.
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