Compare Colazal vs. Dipentum

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Treats ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory condition involving your digestive system.

Dipentum (olsalazine) controls ulcerative colitis with other medicines, but you can't use it if you have a flare-up.

Upsides
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  • Dipentum (olsalazine) is one of the few medicines you can take for ulcerative colitis by mouth.
  • Can stop your symptoms from coming back so often.
  • Take Dipentum (olsalazine) by itself or with rectal formulation. If you have tried taking other rectal formulations without success, taking Dipentum (olsalazine) with rectal formulation may provide relief.
Downsides
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  • Can be only used if you don't like enemas or similar dosage forms, but Dipentum (olsalazine) doesn't work as fast and you would have to take more pills.
  • Dipentum (olsalazine) can cause more side effects than other pills for ulcerative colitis. Talk to your doctor about oral alternatives with less side effects.
Used for
  • Ulcerative colitis (Mild to Moderate)
  • Active
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
The Colazal (Balsalazide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
11possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    11%
  • Abdominal pain and cramps
    10%
  • Nausea
    5%
  • Headache
    5%
  • Indigestion
    4%
  • Joint pain
    4%
  • Bloating
    2%
  • Fatigue and drowsiness
    2%
  • Depression
    2%
  • Rash
    2%
  • Upper respiratory infection
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Allergic reaction
    • Allergy to salicylates
  • Worsened asthma or allergies
    • History of severe allergies
    • History of asthma
  • Kidney problems
    • History of kidney disease
  • Liver problems
    • History of liver disease
  • Drug interactions
    • Taking Lovenox, Fragmin, Heparinoids, Coumadin, Purinethol, and/or Tabloid
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