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What is Olsalazine?

Olsalazine is an anti-inflammatory gastrointestinal medication used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a bowel disease with symptoms such as stomach pain, rectal bleeding and diarrhoea caused by inflammation of the colon or rectum. Olsalazine reduces these symptoms and decreases the frequency of such attacks.

How Does Olsalazine Work?

Olsalazine is a derivative of salicylic acid that is converted to mesalamine by the bacteria in the colon. Mesalamine acts as the active agent for treating ulcerative colitis. It is said to reduce inflammation, pain and swelling by blocking the production of cyclooxygenase and prostaglandin in the colon.

What Are the Benefits of Taking Olsalazine?

Olsalazine is taken as a treatment for ulcerative colitis and to reduce its symptoms. Some benefits of Olsalazine include the following:

  • Treats symptoms of inflammatory diseases of intestines such as ulcerative colitis
  • Increases the duration between attacks to deliver relief to the suffering patient

How Do I Use Olsalazine?

Olsalazine is an oral medicine that should be taken with food or after a meal to prevent your stomach from getting upset. The medication should be taken every day as per your doctor’s prescription. Try to take it at the same time every day to avoid missing doses.

Olsalazine Tablets Dosage

Olsalazine should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not attempt to alter your doses on the basis of your own observations and always consult your doctor if you feel you need to make changes in your dosage. Your doctor will decide the appropriate dosage based on a number of different factors. The usual dosage is two 500 mg tablets a day, taken 12 hours apart.

Olsalazine Precautions and Side Effects

Side Effects

Olsalazine has certain side effects on some individuals. These side effects may not occur at all or may be nonserious in most cases. Your doctor may have recommended you this medicine after weighing the risks and benefits. However, if these side effects persist or worsen, you should contact your doctor right away.

Some common side effects of Olsalazine include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting,
  • loss of appetite

Olsalazine may also have some more serious but uncommon side effects including:

  • severe stomach/abdominal pain
  • pale stools
  • unusual tiredness
  • dark urine
  • yellowing eyes/skin
  • signs of infection
  • easy bruising/bleeding
  • persistent nausea/vomiting
  • signs of kidney problems

If you notice any of the above side effects or a serious allergic reaction to the medicine, get immediate medical attention. Even though a serious allergic reaction is rare, it might have side effects such as severe dizziness, difficulty breathing, rash, itching/swelling.

Since everyone reacts to medicines differently, this may not be a complete list of all possible side effects. If you notice other effects not mentioned above, contact your pharmacist or physician for more information.

Warnings

Before taking Olsalazine you should:

  • Tell your doctor about all past allergies especially if you are allergic to Olsalazine, aspirin or similar drugs such as mesalamine, ibuprofen, balsalazide, sulfasalazine or other allergies. This medicine contains some inactive ingredients that may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
  • Discuss your extensive medical history with your doctor especially if you have or have had asthma, nasal polyps, kidney issues, liver problems or radiation therapy in the pelvic region.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning for a baby or currently breast-feeding an infant. This drug may pass through breast milk and affect infants in undesirable way.

Precautions

While taking Olsalazine you should follow some precautions such as:

  • This medicine may lead to stomach bleeding that is more likely in people who consume alcohol. Contact your doctor if you notice any such side effects.
  • Inform your doctor or dentist about your Olsalazine intake before a surgical procedure.
  • Tell your doctor if you become pregnant on Olsalazine. Discuss the risks and benefits of taking Olsalazine during pregnancy with your doctor. This medicine may also pass through breastmilk.
  • This medicine is like aspirin and is not suitable for children and teenagers if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness. It is also to be avoided if the child has been given a live virus vaccine. First, consult your doctor about Reyes syndrome.

High-Risk Groups

High-risk groups for Olsalazine include:

  • People with asthma
  • People with allergies
  • People who have kidney disease
  • People with liver disease

Olsalazine Indications

Olsalazine is indicated in the treatment of:

  • Ulcerative Colitis

How Do I Buy Olsalazine Online?

Olsalazine tablets can be bought for the treatment of stomach ulcers by filling an online prescription form and placing an order on [this website]. Remember to take Olsalazine exactly as indicated by your doctor and follow the prescription for maximum benefit. Any misuse of the medicine can lead to adverse effects and may harm your health. For more information about the correct dosage for your condition, risks and benefits, contact your pharmacist or doctor.

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