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Balsalazide for Ulcerative Colitis User Reviews

Brand names: Colazal

Balsalazide has an average rating of 7.0 out of 10 from a total of 15 reviews for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. 67% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 27% reported a negative experience.

Balsalazide rating summary

7.0/10 average rating

15 ratings from 16 user reviews.

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Reviews for Balsalazide

  • thewh...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • May 11, 2012

"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."

9 / 10
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  • Didnt...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 19, 2019

"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 -_-"

1 / 10
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  • bean
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • May 6, 2018

"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!"

9 / 10
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  • Kim...
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • June 27, 2023

"After years of UC, Balsalazide by Roxane put me into remission in November 2018. I took 750mg capsules nine times per day. By winter of 2021, my colonoscopy showed healed ulcers. When I saw the printed images, I couldn't believe my eyes! For suppression of the incurable disease - ulcerative colitis. I take two capsules in the morning and two at bedtime. I have taken Balsalazide 750mg continually since 2018. Yes, five years. Age 65. UC diarrhea began in the fall of 2004."

10 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • November 24, 2010

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!"

7 / 10
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  • Scout
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 22, 2019

"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!"

1 / 10
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  • Larry
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • March 23, 2018

"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."

9 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • January 27, 2011

Colazal (balsalazide) "Cheaper than some other medicines. It's my wonder drug."

8 / 10
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  • Kate
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • May 10, 2020

"Not had a flare up of ulcerative colitis since taking the highest dose of balsalazide medication"

9 / 10
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  • bob...
  • March 13, 2009

"Have taken for over a year with excellent results and no noticeable side effects."

10 / 10
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  • GIano
  • February 25, 2008

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."

10 / 10
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  • Tomhh
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 23, 2014

Colazal (balsalazide) "Didn't help much at all with my symptoms."

3 / 10
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  • GI bl...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • November 26, 2017

Colazal (balsalazide) "I took this for about 6-8 month and had the worst flare of my life. Spent 7 days in the hospital."

1 / 10
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  • Schnok
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • May 16, 2017

"Almost no symptoms works great"

10 / 10
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  • EOK
  • September 23, 2017

"Worst meds for me ever! Stopped at went on Apriso. So much improved!"

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  • jamne...
  • August 19, 2008

Colazal (balsalazide) "Helps in-between flareups."

8 / 10
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