Delzicol Overdose

No serious problems were reported in the few documented cases of an overdose of mesalamine, the active ingredient in Delzicol. However, it's still important to seek immediate medical treatment if you believe you have taken too much of this drug. Treatment may include administering certain medications or pumping the stomach. It will also involve providing supportive care to treat any symptoms that occur.


Can You Take Too Much Delzicol?

Delzicol® (mesalamine) is a medication that is used to treat ulcerative colitis. As with all medicines, it is possible for a person to take a Delzicol overdose.
The specific overdose effects will vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Delzicol dosage and whether it is taken with any other medicines.

Symptoms of an Overdose

Very few cases of an overdose with mesalamine (the active ingredient in Delzicol) have been reported. In these cases, no serious effects occurred.
In previous animal studies, very high doses of mesalamine caused kidney damage (but not death) in dogs. It is not known if kidney damage is likely to occur as a result of a Delzicol overdose in humans.

Delzicol Overdose Treatment

If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach" or may administer certain medicines. However, once Delzicol has been absorbed into the body, there is no treatment that can remove it quickly. Therefore, in these cases, treatment involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
  • Other treatments based on complications that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe you may have overdosed on this drug.

Delzicol Medication Information

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