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What is Balsalazide used for?

Balsalazide is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease). It treats the symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as stomach pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. Balsalazide works by decreasing inflammation in the colon. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Bactroban?

The dosage of Balsalazide prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Balsalazide can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Bactroban?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Balsalazide medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Bactroban?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Balsalazide, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Bactroban?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Balsalazide.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Balsalazide, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Balsalazide can interact with antidiabetic drugs and oral antibiotics.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Bactroban?

Like other medicines, Balsalazide can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Balsalazide are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Balsalazide cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Balsalazide develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Balsalazide can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache, joint pain, loss of appetite, and sleep problems. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Balsalazide.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Bactroban?

Is it possible for me to take Balsalazide with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Balsalazide?
What are the possible drug interactions of Balsalazide?
How will Balsalazide work in my body?
How should Balsalazide be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Balsalazide drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Balsalazide is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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