Colazal

Colazal treats an inflammatory intestinal disease called ulcerative colitis. This medication is usually taken only for a short time (8 to 12 weeks).

Colazal Overview

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Colazal is a prescription medication used to treat ulcerative colitis, or inflammation of the lining of the colon. It helps relieve the symptoms of ulcerative colitis including diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. 

Colazal belongs to a group of drugs called aminosalicylates. It works by stopping the body from producing a certain substance that may cause pain or inflammation in the colon.

This medication comes in capsule form. Colazal is usually taken up to 3 times a day, with or without food, for 8 to 12 weeks. 

Common side effects of Colazal include diarrhea, throat pain, and anemia.

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Uses of Colazal

Colazal is a prescription medication used to treat ulcerative colitis, or inflammation of the lining of the colon in adults and children who are at least 5 years old. It helps relieve the symptoms of ulcerative colitis including diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. 

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Balsalazide

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Side Effects of Colazal

Common side effects of Colazal include:

  • stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • joint pain
  • runny nose
  • insomnia
  • tiredness
  • gas
  • fever
  • heartburn
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • loss of appetite
  • urinary tract infection
  • muscle pain
  • constipation
  • dry mouth

This is not a complete list of Colazal side effects.  Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.  You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.