Olsalazine


Generic Medicine Info
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to olsalazine or other salicylates.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ asthma, severe allergies. Renal and hepatic impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling This drug may cause dizziness and/or blurred vision, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor renal function (e.g. serum creatinine, BUN, urinalysis) prior and during treatment (every 3 mth for 1 yr, then every 6 mth for next 4 yr, then annually thereafter). Monitor CBC, LFT, stool frequency.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Diarrhoea, ulcerative colitis symptoms exacerbation. Rarely, blood dyscrasias. Nervous: Headache, dizziness, paraesthesia, depression, vertigo, fatigue, drowsiness, lethargy. CV: Tachycardia. GI: Nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, abdominal cramps and pain, bloating, stomatitis, anorexia. Resp: Upper resp tract infection, dyspnoea. Hepatic: Increased hepatic enzyme. Haematologic: Thrombocytopenia. Musculoskeletal: Arthralgia, myalgia. Dermatologic: Rash, pruritus, alopecia, photosensitivity reaction, urticaria. Others: Pyrexia.
Potentially Fatal: Liver necrosis, liver failure.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of bleeding (e.g. haematoma) w/ LMWH or heparinoids. Increased prothrombin time w/ warfarin. Increased risk of myelosuppression w/ 6-mercaptopurine and thioguanine. Increased risk of developing Reye's syndrome w/ varicella vaccine, avoid admin w/in 6 wk of vaccination.
ATC Classification
A07EC03 - olsalazine ; Belongs to the class of aminosalicylic acid and similar antiinflammatory. Used in the treatment of intestinal inflammation.
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