What is Balsalazide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Colazal

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Balsalazide is an anti-inflammatory agent used in the treatment of mild-to-moderate active ulcerative colitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Ulcerative colitis 9 2
Ulcerative colitis 7 4
Crohn's Disease 6 0
Inflammation 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Balsalazide

Side effect Patients
Blood in stool 1
Headaches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Balsalazide

Dosage Patients
2,250 mg daily 1
750 mg three times daily 1
1,500 mg three times daily 1
2,250 mg twice daily 1
3,000 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Balsalazide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped taking Balsalazide

Duration

Currently taking Balsalazide

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Balsalazide

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Balsalazide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 3
Mesalamine (rectal) (Canasa) 1
Prednisone (Deltasone) 1

Patients stopped taking Balsalazide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Balsalazide.