Balsalazide


Generic Medicine Info
Administration
Should be taken with food. Take w/ or immediately after meals.
Contraindications
Severe hepatic and moderate to severe renal impairement.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ pyloric stenosis, asthma, bleeding disorders, active peptic ulcer disease. Mild to moderate hepatic and mild renal impairment or history of renal disease. Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Monitor renal function, LFT and CBC.
Adverse Reactions
Blood dyscrasias, aplastic anaemia, luecopenia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia; headache, neuropathy; myocarditis, pericarditis; bronchospasm, allergic alveolitis; abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, exacerbation of ulcerative colitis, acute pancreatitis; hepatitis, cholelithiasis, increased liver enzymes; alopecia, rash, angioedema; SLE-like syndrome, arthralgia, myalgia; interstitial nephritis; fatigue; staining of the teeth.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of blood dyscrasias w/ azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine. Increased nephrotoxicity when used w/ NSAIDs. May decrease serum concentration of cardiac glycosides.
ATC Classification
A07EC04 - balsalazide ; Belongs to the class of aminosalicylic acid and similar antiinflammatory. Used in the treatment of intestinal inflammation.
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