User Reviews for Balsalazide to treat Ulcerative Colitis
Brand names: Colazal
Balsalazide has an average rating of 6.8 out of 10 from a total of 14 reviews for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. 64% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 29% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Balsalazide
"I took Balsalazide off and on for about 5 months. It does not work at all. I have had diarrhea on it as I did before I started taking it. My stomach pain has not improved either. And It’s really annoying to take 9 capsules every single day, they are quite big too. Not effective for me -_-"
Colazal (balsalazide) "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 savior as far as the flaring up. Next step...Remicade. We will see how it goes!"
"This works well to control UC quickly; 3 BD puts flare-ups in remission within a couple days. I spare my liver & stop taking it as often when I'm otherwise behaving well (diet, exercise, stress mgmt). Interesting that people report rashes as a side effect, as I get rashes only during flares (not related to meds). And it's on Kaiser's (N. Cal) formulary - so thankful!"
"After three weeks, my sudden onset of ulcerative colitis hasn't cleared up much at all on Balsalazide. I set my alarm to take it three times a day, but my symptoms are still as bad as they were when I first called my doctor. I'm slated for steroids now. Boo!"
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"I've been taken this for 20 yrs. or so works well for me, was taken 9 a day now take I only take 6 a day. It is very good."
Colazal (balsalazide) "Cheaper than some other medicines. It's my wonder drug."
"Not had a flare up of ulcerative colitis since taking the highest dose of balsalazide medication"
"Have taken for over a year with excellent results and no noticeable side effects."
Colazal (balsalazide) "Didn't help much at all with my symptoms."
Colazal (balsalazide) "There is new generic version of Colazal now. I was wondering if anyone has used it and found any problems with it vs the brand name drug."
Colazal (balsalazide) "I took this for about 6-8 month and had the worst flare of my life. Spent 7 days in the hospital."
"Almost no symptoms works great"
Colazal (balsalazide) "Helps in-between flareups."
"Worst meds for me ever! Stopped at went on Apriso. So much improved!"
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"I take 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 capsules are easy to swallow and the medication itself has been very easy on my stomach."