Drug ID: 2d00000005
Drug Name: Balsalazide
Generic Names: Colorex | Intazide | Balacol | Cozabal | Colazal
Category: Anti- Inflammatory Agents
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: Adult: Acute attack: 2.25 g 3 times/day, until remission or up to 12 week. Max: 6.75 g/day.
Maintenance: 1.5 g twice daily. Max: 6 g/day.
Recommended In: This medication is an anti-inflammatory agent, prescribed for ulcerative colitis. The medication reduces inflammation of colon.
Directions For Use: It comes as a capsule and syrup to take by mouth with food.
Storage: Store it at room temperature (25°C).
Dosage Forms: Capsule | Syrup
Side Effects: Most Common- Headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection and joint pain.
Respiratory- Cough and inflammation of nose.
Gastrointestinal- Indigestion, loss of appetite, dry mouth, abdominal cramps, constipation and flatulence.
Central Nervous System- Sleeplessness and fatigue.
Miscellaneous- Fever, flu-like syndrome, urinary tract syndrome and muscle pain.
In Case of Overdose: If an overdose occurs with COLAZAL (balsalazide) , treatment should be supportive, with particular attention to correction of electrolyte abnormalities. Activated charcoal or ipecac can be given as antidote.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney impairment, blood disorders; during pregnancy and lactation.
Take full course of treatment.
Drug Interaction: No significant drug interactions are observed yet.