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  • Valeant Colazal


    Colazal brand medication composed of Balsalazide Disodium is used to treat mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis. This medication is useful in adults and children who are at least 5 years old. Valeant Pharmaceuticals, one of the trusted pharmaceutical companies has been manufacturing this medicine. It is made available in a conventional tablet form in dosage of 750 mg. It is advisable to consume this pill with or without food as advised by the doctor.

    Manufacturer: Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Balsalazide Disodium is a medication, which is an aminosalicylate with a chemical classification of balsalazide is Aminosalicylic Acids. It is an anti-inflammatory agent that treats ulcerative colitis to both induce and maintain remissions in disease. This active component is a monohydroxybenzoic acid consisting of aminosalicylic acid linked to aminobenzoyl-beta-alanine via an azo bond. It shows the role of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, an anti-ulcer drug, and a gastrointestinal drug.

Class of Drugs – Aminosalicylates

Molecular Formula – C17H15N3O6

Molecular Weight – 357.32 g/mol

Working: The exact mechanism of action of this active component Balsalazide Disodium is not known. It is believed that it works by reducing inflammation in the colon. The condition of Ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory diseases leads to excessive production of chemicals, such as, prostaglandins, that produce inflammation in the colon. It produced by enzymes, cyclooxygenase, and lipoxygenase. These enzymes become overactive in people with ulcerative colitis.

Uses: This given medication is approved for the treatment of certain bowel disease or ulcerative colitis. It also helps to decrease symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. It is an aminosalicylates medication. It is supposed to work by decreasing swelling in the colon.

Popular Brands and Dosages: This active ingredient Balsalazide Disodium is used in popular brands as mentioned below:

  • Colazal: 750 mg:
  • Giazo: 750 mg:

This medicine should be consumed after a meal as mentioned in the prescription.