What are the possible side effects of balsalazide (Colazal)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using balsalazide and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- worsening colitis symptoms, such as fever, stomach pain, cramps, or bloody diarrhea;
- bleeding from your rectum; or
- pale skin, easy bruising, weakness.
Less serious side effects may include:
- headache, sleep problems (insomnia);
- nausea, vomiting, stomach pain,...
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What are the precautions when taking balsalazide (Colazal)?
Before taking balsalazide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin, NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, celecoxib), or salicylates (e.g., salsalate); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: stomach/intestinal blockage (e.g., pyloric stenosis), liver disease, kidney disease.
This medication is similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin or aspirin-related medications (e.g., salicylates) if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness, or if they have just been given a live virus vaccine...
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