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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Balsalazide

Side effect Patients
Blood in stool 1
Excessive sweating 1
Headaches 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Balsalazide

Dosage Patients
2,250 mg daily 1
750 mg three times daily 1
2,250 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Balsalazide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Balsalazide

Duration

Currently taking Balsalazide

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Balsalazide

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 5
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
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 5
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Balsalazide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 4
Mesalamine (rectal) (Canasa) 1
Prednisone (Deltasone) 1

Patients stopped taking Balsalazide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Balsalazide.