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About the drug:
Balsalazide is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Balacol Capsule. Balsalazide is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. It is developed to treat mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis.
Uses of the drug:
Balacol is used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These diseases cause inflammation in the digestive tract (bowel) and are also known as inflammatory bowel diseases. Balacol helps to relieve the diarrhoea, stomach cramps and pain commonly experienced by people with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease.
Working of the drug:
Balsalazide is an oral anti-inflammatory drug, it is a form of mesalamine 5-aminosalicyclic acid that is activated by colonic bacteria when it reaches the colon. The exact working of this drug is not known, but it is believed that it reduces the inflammation in the colon. Ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory diseases cause excessive production of chemicals, for example, prostaglandins, that produces inflammation in the colon. Mesalamine may work by reducing the production of prostaglandins that decreases the inflammation in the colon and the symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis.
Balacol is manufactured by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, India. The drugs are available on our website under various pack sizes. To buy Balacol 750 mg capsules online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of a capsule under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Balacol – 750 mg Capsule
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic or have hypersensitivity to this active ingredient Balsalazideor any other ingredient of the medicine
- Have severe hepatic impairment
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
- Are breastfeeding mother
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have a liver problem
- Have a kidney problem
- Have asthma
- Have a bleeding disorder
- Have an active ulcer disease
- Have any heart problem
How much to take the drug?
The dosage depends upon your age, weight, medical condition and your response to the treatment. Therefore, your doctor will decide the dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take a double dose at one time.
How to take the drug?
The drug is usually recommended to be taken with the food or snacks. The capsule is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Do not open the capsules.
For how long to take it?
You should take the dose until you are done with your prescribed dose. Do not change the dose or stop it even if you feel better. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately.
If you miss a dose of Balsalazide, then take it as soon as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost the same time can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
Side effects of the drug:
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and rash are the common side effects of Balsalazide. If any of these effects continuing for a longer time or worsen the condition then, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Balsalaszide may rarely cause serious side effects such as: worsening colitis symptoms, such as fever, stomach pain, cramps, or bloody diarrhea, bleeding from your rectum, or pale skin, easy bruising, weakness. Information on side effects of Balsalazide in this guide is not complete and there may be other side effects.
Common drug interactions:
You must share in advance with your doctor, the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: Meglitinide antidiabetic medicines like repaglinide, sulfonylureas like glipizide, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors like enalapril, probenecid, or sulfinpyrazone. However, this is incomplete information as mentioning all the details here is out of scope of this drug. There may be other medications. Never start a new medication without consulting a doctor.
Things to remember:
- Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they show similar symptoms as you are having
- Do not use this medication for any other infection without consulting with the doctor
- In case you do not feel better and relieved after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then consult your doctor immediately
- Do not freeze the medicine and store the medicine at room temperature