|Description||Balacol 750 mg is used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These diseases cause inflammation in the digestive tract (bowel) and are also called as inflammatory bowel diseases. Balsalazide helps to reduce the diarrhoea, stomach cramps and the pain generally experienced by people with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease|
Balacol 750 mg (Balsalazide)
Balacol 750 mg capsule contains the active ingredient Balsalazide, which is an anti- inflammatory drug used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. It affects a substance in the body that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and diarrhea. Balacol is used to treat mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis in adults and children who are at least 18 years old. It may also be used for the purposes not listed in this medication guide. It is sold under the name of “colzal” by torrent pharmaceutical LTD, India.
Balacol general information
What is Balacol used for?
Balacol 750 mg is used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These diseases cause inflammation in the digestive tract (bowel) and are also called as inflammatory bowel diseases. Balsalazide helps to reduce the diarrhoea, stomach cramps and the pain generally experienced by people with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease.
How does Balacol works?
Balsalazide, the active ingredient of Balacol is an anti – inflammatory drug used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. It is usually administered as the disodium salt. It releases mesalazine, also known as 5 – amino salicylic acid, or 5 – ASA, in the large intestine. Its benefit over that drug in the treatment of ulcerative colitis is believed to be the active agent past the small intestine to the large intestine, the active site of ulcerative colitis.
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What does Balacol contains?
Each balacol capsule contains Balsalazide (750 mg), which is used to treat mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis (a condition which causes swelling and sores in the lining of the colon (large intestine) and rectum).
What are the side effects of Balacol?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side - effects although not everybody experiences them. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine.
The side effects of Balacol 750mg
- abdominal pain
- exacerbation of symptoms of colitis
- hypersensitivity reactions (including rash and urticaria)
Side effects that occur rarely include:
- Acute pancreatitis hepatitis
- Skin reactions (including lupus erythematosus-like syndrome, stevens-johnson syndrome)
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, talk to your health care specialist.
What medications interact with Balacol?
Drug interactions may modify how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This text does not hold all possible drug interactions. Keep a possible list of all the products/medicines you use (including prescription/non-prescription drugs, homeopathy, and herbal products). Share it with your health care specialist. Do not start, change the dosage of any medicines without your health care specialist approval, or stop.
Some of the drug interactions are mentioned below:
- Meglitinide antidiabetics (eg, repaglinide)
- sulfonylureas (eg, glipizide)
- valproic acid (eg, enalapril),
When should Balacol not be used?
Do not take the Balacol 75 mg if you:
- Are allergic or have hypersensitivity to its active ingredient and other ingredients of Balacol 750 mg
- Have severe hepatic impairment
- Are breastfeeding mother
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
How should Balacol be used?
Take all medication as directly prescribed by your health care specialist.
Balacol 75 mg is for short term use only. Do not take this medication for more than 8 weeks in children’s and for not more than 12 weeks unless advised.
Oral Ulcerative colitis Adult: Acute attack: 2.25 g tid (max: 6.75 g/day), until remission occurs or up to 12 week. Maintenance: 1.5 g bid, adjusted according to reaction. Maximum: 6 g daily. Child: 5-17 yr: 750 mg tid or 2.25 g tid, treatment may continue for up to 8 wk.
Missed dose of Balacol
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Don’t take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
How should Balacol be stored?
- It should be stored at room temperature
- Keep it away from children’s and pets
- The medicine should be placed away from direct sun-light and heat