Dipentum Drug Information

Dipentum® (olsalazine sodium) is a prescription drug used to treat ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that leads to inflammation and sores in the lining of the large intestine and rectum. The medication is approved for use in people whose ulcerative colitis is in remission, and who cannot take sulfasalazine (Azulfidine®, Azulfidine EN-tabs®) due to side effects or other concerns. Crohn's disease can also be treated with Dipentum; however, this is an off-label use.
 
Dipentum works by inhibiting the chemicals believed to be responsible for inflammation. It comes in the form of a capsule and is generally taken twice a day.
 
In order to determine if Dipentum is the right medication for you, your healthcare provider needs information on your complete medical history and any other medicines you are taking -- including nonprescription products, vitamins, and supplements. This drug is not right for everyone, and it can react negatively with certain medications.
 
(For more information on this drug, including possible side effects and why it should be taken at the same times each day, click Dipentum.)
 

Dipentum Drug Information

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