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Balsalazide Disodium

Popular Brands: : Colazal, Balsalazide, Balsalazide Disodium, Colazide, Giazo
Official FDA Reports5,083
Social Media Events120
Total Posts1,464
Avg. Review Score3.50/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Balsalazide Disodium
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Apotex Inc Etobicoke Site
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Colazal.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Balsalazide Disodium Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Balsalazide Disodium

Drug Tolerance Increased

Was on 9 pills a day, but stopped working after 18 months.


Source: Colazal

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Drug Ineffective

Didn't help much at all with my symptoms.


Source: comments/balsalazide/for-ulcerative-co...

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Urticaria

Got painful red, skin welts . Immediately stopped medication.


Source: comments/balsalazide/for-crohn-s-disea...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 23, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Didn't help much at all with my symptoms.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Urticaria

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on December 23, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Got painful red, skin welts. Immediately stopped medication.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 26, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I have used Colazal for about 5 months and actually stopped taking it for a month in between. When I am on the medication I am fine no with no active symptoms when I stopped it I was fine for a short ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on October 31, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I have taken colaz for flare ups but this last time it caused severe pain on my right side. Last time this happened azulfidine affected the bile duct and was hospitilized for 10 days. This medicine h...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Condition aggravated

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on July 9, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Colazal has helped some what to maintain a balance since I've stopped the Remicade and Prednisone I still have flares but not as often and not as bad.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Condition aggravated

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on May 11, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... 3 of the 750mg capsules 3 times a day for my ulcerative colitis and have seen that as long as I make sure to take them at the same times every day, then it works very well and flare ups are few. The c...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 12, 2012 @ 12:00 am

It has been excellent in curing my symptoms.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on July 7, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Colazal completely rid me of all Crohn's symptoms after years of suffering. I'm worried now, after 4-5 yrs symptom free I need a kidney transplant. Will I still be able to use it if I get a flare up?

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 27, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Cheaper than some other medicines. It's my wonder drug.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Condition aggravated

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 24, 2010 @ 12:00 am

This medicine really helped me get in remission about 6 years ago. I'm still taking it as a maintenance drug- but I have been flaring up for the past 2 years while taking it. Prednisone has been my sa...


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