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Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with balsalazide. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain.
(Click Side Effects of Balsalazide to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
You can read about specific balsalazide side effects in the following eMedTV articles:

Drug Interactions

Balsalazide can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Balsalazide).

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Balsalazide?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
  • Pyloric stenosis (a narrowing of the outlet of the stomach)
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Balsalazide to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

Balsalazide Disodium

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