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Olsalazine Sodium

If your ulcerative colitis is in remission and you cannot take sulfasalazine (Azulfidine®, Azulfidine EN-tabs®), you may be a good candidate for olsalazine sodium (Dipentum®). This prescription medicine belongs to a group of drugs called aminosalicylates. It has been shown in clinical trials to help people with ulcerative colitis stay in remission longer.
 
Olsalazine sodium comes in capsule form and is typically taken twice a day, preferably with food. To keep an even level of the medicine in your bloodstream, it's a good idea to take it at the same times each day. Most people tolerate this product well. However, as with any drug, side effects are possible.
 
In studies, the most commonly reported side effects included:
 
  • Diarrhea
  • Cramps or abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Nausea.
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(For more information on this drug, click Olsalazine. This article gives a more in-depth discussion, explaining how it works, what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and how your healthcare provider will determine your dosage.)
 

Olsalazine Sodium

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