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  • Colazal
    Colazal is used to help relieve symptoms of inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of the prescription drug, including information on dosing, how the drug works, its potential side effects, and more.
  • Colazal (Balsalazide Disodium) Drug Information
    This part of the eMedTV site offers some basic information on Colazal (balsalazide disodium), a drug used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. This article lists some potential side effects and goes through some of Colazal's dosing guidelines.
  • Colazal 750 Mg Capsules
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, Colazal comes in the form of 750-mg capsules and is generally taken three times a day. This page takes a quick look at how to get the most out of your dosage and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Colazal and Breastfeeding
    If your healthcare provider prescribes Colazal and breastfeeding is something that you are considering, this eMedTV segment explains the level of potential risk, what to watch for in your infant, and what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Colazal and Dry Mouth
    During previous studies, dry mouth affected up to 1 percent of people taking Colazal. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at Colazal and dry mouth, and lists some tips for dry mouth relief (such as chewing gum or sucking on sugarless hard candy).
  • Colazal and Insomnia
    This eMedTV resource offers a discussion on Colazal and insomnia. It explains the common symptoms of insomnia and offers helpful tips for people who are experiencing this side effect when taking the medication.
  • Colazal and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article presents a discussion on Colazal and pregnancy. It describes the results of animal studies, explains why the drug is likely safe for pregnant women, and discusses how the FDA rates the safety of drugs during pregnancy.
  • Colazal Dangers
    Although most people tolerate it well, Colazal can cause side effects like decreased urination and fatigue. This eMedTV page takes a quick look at other potential dangers of Colazal and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Colazal Dosage
    For most adults with ulcerative colitis, the Colazal dosage is three 750 mg capsules, three times daily. This eMedTV segment lists factors that can affect your Colazal dose (like your age), as well as some general tips on taking the drug.
  • Colazal Drug Class
    The drug Colazal is classified as an aminosalicylate. This selection from the eMedTV library explains what this means, describes how this prescription medicine works, and includes a link to more information on this drug's uses.
  • Colazal Drug Interactions
    Azathioprine and warfarin are among the drugs that can potentially interact with Colazal. This eMedTV page describes how Colazal drug interactions can raise the risk of side effects or make some drugs less effective, among other things.
  • Colazal for Ulcerative Colitis
    In clinical studies, Colazal was proven to be effective for treating many symptoms of ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV selection talks about using Colazal for this condition and briefly describes how it performed in clinical studies.
  • Colazal Indications
    This segment of the eMedTV archives briefly describes the approved use, or indication, for Colazal. This page also explains how this medicine works, addresses whether children can take it, and includes a link to more information on this topic.
  • Colazal Medication Information
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers some basic information on Colazal, a medication used to treat ulcerative colitis. This page provides a brief overview of this prescription drug and offers a link to more details on it.
  • Colazal Oral
    This eMedTV article explains that Colazal is taken orally three times daily, although the exact dose varies from person to person. This page also provides some general treatment precautions and offers a link to more information on this medicine.
  • Colazal Overdose
    While no cases of Colazal overdose have been reported, it is possible to take too much Colazal. This eMedTV segment explains the symptoms that could result, as well as treatment options that would likely be administered to counteract the overdose.
  • Colazal Pills
    This eMedTV article presents a brief overview of Colazal pills, which are taken three times daily to treat a certain kind of inflammatory bowel disease. This segment provides some basic dosing information for this drug and a link to more information.
  • Colazal Risks
    This page of the eMedTV library discusses the various Colazal risks that you should be aware of before beginning treatment. This includes possible side effects and things to discuss with the healthcare provider prescribing Colazal.
  • Colazal Safety
    Some people develop problems, such as kidney damage, while taking Colazal. This eMedTV Web resource discusses how to ensure your safety with Colazal, with information on who may not be able to take the drug and when to contact your doctor.
  • Colazal Side Effects
    As with all drugs, side effects are possible with Colazal. This eMedTV article lists common side effects of the drug (such as fatigue and diarrhea), as well as serious side effects that you should report to your doctor (like decreased urination).
  • Colazal Uses
    Colazal is used to treat ulcerative colitis symptoms, such as diarrhea or abdominal pain (or stomach pain). This eMedTV page gives a detailed overview of Colazal uses, including the medicine's uses in children and possible off-label uses for Colazal.
  • Colazal Warnings and Precautions
    Because the drug is not safe for everyone, this eMedTV page offers several Colazal warnings and precautions to be aware of. These precautions include a list of people who should not take the drug and things to discuss with your doctor before taking it.
  • Colazol
    If you have ulcerative colitis, your healthcare provider may prescribe Colazal. This eMedTV resource briefly describes this prescription drug and includes a link to more detailed information. Colazol is a common misspelling of Colazal.
  • Colizol
    Ulcerative colitis may be treated with Colazal, which can help relieve inflammation and other symptoms. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works, how often it is taken, and more. Colizol is a common misspelling of Colazal.
  • Collagenous Colitis
    Collagenous colitis is a disease characterized by chronic watery diarrhea and colon inflammation. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Colonoscopy and Ulcerative Colitis
    This eMedTV article provides an overview of one of the tests a doctor may use to diagnose ulcerative colitis -- a colonoscopy. Ulcerative colitis diagnosis using a colonoscopy allows the doctor to see whether the lining of the colon is irritated.
  • Complications of Crohn's Disease
    Some possible complications of Crohn's disease include ulcers, bowel obstructions, and fistulas. This eMedTV article discusses these and other complications, including those that occur outside the digestive tract, such as osteoporosis and joint problems.
  • Croans Disease
    Crohn's disease, which occurs when the digestive tract becomes inflamed, is usually incurable. This eMedTV page lists symptoms, possible treatment options, and links to more information. Croans disease is a common misspelling of Crohn's disease.
  • Crohn's and Osteoporosis
    Crohn's disease and osteoporosis are related. As explained in this eMedTV article, people with Crohn's disease are at an increased risk to develop osteoporosis. This article discusses the relationship between Crohn's and osteoporosis.
  • Crohn's and Pregnancy
    As discussed in this eMedTV segment, pregnant women with Crohn's disease are most likely to have flare-ups in the first trimester and right after giving birth. This Web page features a more in-depth discussion of this topic.
  • Crohn's and the Digestive System
    Crohn's disease can occur anywhere within the digestive system, from the mouth to the anus. This eMedTV page discusses Crohn's and the digestive system, including information about where in the digestive tract the disease is most likely to develop.
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