Brand Names : Colazal
Proper Use of This Medicine
Dosing - The dose of balsalazide will be different for different patients.
Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the
. The following information includes only the average dose of
balsalazide. If your dose is different, do not change
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
dosage form (capsules):
For treatment of ulcerative colitis
Adults - Three 750-milligram (mg) balsalazide capsules three
times a day for a total daily dose of 6.75 grams for eight weeks. You may
need to take the medicine for up to twelve weeks as ordered by your doctor.
Children - Use and dosage must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it
as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip
the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine from freezing. Do not refrigerate.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Ask your
health care professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not
use. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.