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Balsalazide Dosage

Medically reviewed on September 4, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 750 mg; 1.1 g

Usual Adult Dose for Ulcerative Colitis - Active

Oral capsules:
Usual dose: Three 750 mg capsules orally 3 times a day for up to 8 weeks
-Some patients in the clinical trials required up to 12 weeks of treatment.
-Safety and efficacy beyond 12 weeks have not been established.

GIAZO(R) tablets; male patients:
Three 1.1 gram tablets orally twice a day, with or without food, for up to 8 weeks
-Effectiveness in female patients was not demonstrated in clinical trials.
-Safety and efficacy beyond 8 weeks have not been established.

Use(s): Treatment of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Ulcerative Colitis - Active

5 years and older, oral capsules:
Three 750 mg capsules orally 3 times a day for up to 8 weeks
OR
One 750 mg capsule orally 3 times a day for up to 8 weeks

Comments:
-Safety and efficacy beyond 8 weeks have not been established

Use(s): Treatment of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Use with caution.
-Evaluate renal function prior to therapy and periodically while on therapy.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Use with caution.
-Consider liver function testing in patients with liver disease.

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients, salicylates, aminosalicylates or any of their metabolites

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 5 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Capsules may be opened and sprinkled on applesauce; this should be swallowed immediately and not stored for future use.
-If capsules are opened for sprinkling, the medication has a natural color variation from orange to yellow, and it may stain the teeth and/or tongue.

Storage requirements:
-Store at controlled room temperature.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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