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When and How to Take Olsalazine

Some general considerations for when and how to take olsalazine include:
  • The medication comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth twice daily.
  • Olsalazine should be taken with food.
  • Olsalazine should be taken at the same times each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
  • For olsalazine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information for Olsalazine

The dose of olsalazine that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Olsalazine Dosing for more information.)

Olsalazine Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with olsalazine. However, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. 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 easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of olsalazine include but are not limited to:
  • Diarrhea
  • Cramps or abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain.
(Click Side Effects of Olsalazine to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

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