Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium)
What is Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) used for?
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) is used to treat ulcerative colitis, and the stomach pain, rectal bleeding and diarrhea caused by this condition. It belongs to a class of medications known as salicylate anti-inflammatory drugs, which inhibit the production of prostaglandins, thereby helping to prevent pain and inflammation. This drug is also used to treat Crohn's disease.
How should I use Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium)?
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) tablets are normally taken twice per day, at 12 hour intervals, or as directed by your physician. This drug should be taken with food or just after eating, as this will help to prevent stomach upset. Only take the amount prescribed by your physician.
What are the side effects of Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium)?
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) may cause:
Patients noticing more serious side effects should immediately consult their physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.