Giazo

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

Giazo Overview

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Giazo 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. 

Giazo 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 tablet form. Giazo tablets are taken up to 2 times a day, with or without food, for up to 8 weeks.

Common side effects of Giazo include headache, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

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Uses of Giazo

Giazo 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. Giazo is specifically indicated for use in males 18 years of age or older.

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 Giazo

Common side effects of Giazo include:

  • anemia
  • diarrhea
  • throat pain
  • urinary tract infections
  • insomnia
  • muscle and joint pain

This is not a complete list of Giazo 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.