Delzicol Drug Interactions

To avoid drug interactions, it's important to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking before starting treatment with Delzicol. Products like digoxin, warfarin, and the chickenpox vaccine can react with Delzicol, which can lead to potentially dangerous complications. Your dosages may need to be adjusted or your healthcare provider may recommend you not use certain products during Delzicol treatment.


An Overview of Interactions With Delzicol

Delzicol® (mesalamine) may react with a few other medications. Some of the products that may lead to drug interactions with Delzicol include but are not limited to:

Delzicol Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Delzicol is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Chickenpox Vaccine
Delzicol is a salicylate medication. Salicylates should generally be avoided for six weeks after receiving the chickenpox vaccine, due to the risk of Reye's syndrome.
Delzicol may decrease the absorption of digoxin into your body, perhaps making it less effective. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider should monitor the level of digoxin in your blood, especially when you are starting or stopping Delzicol.
Thiopurine Drugs
Delzicol could possibly increase the level of thiopurine medications in the blood, increasing the risk for side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before combining Delzicol with a thiopurine medication.
There have been a few reports of Delzicol making warfarin less effective. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider should monitor you more closely and adjust your warfarin dosage as necessary.

Delzicol Medication Information

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