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Olsalazine Sodium

Popular Brands: : Dipentum, Olsalazine, Olsalazine Sodium
Official FDA Reports811
Social Media Events10
Total Posts141
Avg. Review Score4.11/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Olsalazine Sodium
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc

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

* 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.


Olsalazine Sodium Side Effects

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Side Effect On Drug
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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 Olsalazine Sodium

Abdominal Pain Upper

Side Effects: Can cause minor stomach ache sometimes but nothing that doesn't go away pretty quickly. No bad side effects.

Have had wonderful luck with this drug. Even after flares and a ro...


Source: DIPENTUM: Side effects, ratings, and p...

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Did the author experience abdominal pain upper while taking dipentum?

What is this?

Acne

Side Effects: Acne

Have taken pentasa, asacol, mezavant& salofalk over the years but dipentum seems to have worked best, Imuran will be next on the list if I flare again


Source: DIPENTUM: Side effects, ratings, and p...

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Did the author experience acne while taking dipentum?

What is this?

Cerebrovascular Accident

I have been on dipentum for 11 yrs. with no side effects. I also had a stroke 1 yr. ago and continue with dipentum with no side effects. I am recovering very nicely!!!


Source: Dipentum Oral : User Ratings covering ...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I've been on this medication for 29 years. It has kept my Ulcerative Colitis in remission. I have just learned today (6/22/2015) that this drug has been discontinued by the manufacture. Hopefully som...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal pain upper

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 29, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Can cause minor stomach ache sometimes but nothing that doesn't go away pretty quickly. No bad side effects. Have had wonderful luck with this drug. Even after flares and a ro...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 11, 2011 @ 12:00 am

This medicine has worked well for me for over ten years. However, the price has nearly tripled (to $581/month) since last year. Has anyone else experienced a similar price increase? (Note: I have a hi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 29, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I've taken Dipentum 15+ years and it has been the most effective med I have encountered for UC. There have been no side effects, as with prior meds for me. I've had UC since 1986 and suffered with o...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Acne

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 15, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Acne Have taken pentasa, asacol, mezavant& salofalk over the years but dipentum seems to have worked best, Imuran will be next on the list if I flare agai

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on December 31, 2008 @ 12:00 am

een taking tis drug for over 12 years without any flareups. I have no noticeable side effects and believe this drug is keeping my colitis in check. This drug helped me get off of long time steroid us...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Cerebrovascular accident

Posted By mobnana in fdb.rxlist.com on August 5, 2008 @ 12:00 am

I have been on dipentum for 11 yrs. with no side effects. I also had a stroke 1 yr. ago and continue with dipentum with no side effects. I am recovering very nicely!!!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By DebD in fdb.rxlist.com on July 19, 2008 @ 12:00 am

I have been on this medication for approximately 15yrs. I feel it has been very effective in my treatment.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on June 22, 2005 @ 12:00 am

Imagine a pill that SENDS a Crohn's patient to the bathroom even more frequently than he or she has already been visiting this, the usually smallest room in the house! No rocket science required on t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Diarrhoea, Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on June 21, 2005 @ 12:00 am

Didn't Work Dipentum gave me urgent bouts of watery diarrhea which at first was difficult to determine if it was a flare. After a few weeks of watching my diet and the diarrhea continuing, my doctor ...


Additional Drug Information


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.