Delzicol Uses

How Does It Work?

Delzicol belongs to a group of medications called aminosalicylates. It is believed to work by inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lining of the colon. As a result, the medication decreases the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, chemicals that lead to the inflammation of ulcerative colitis.
The capsules contain the medication in a special resin that does not dissolve in the highly acidic stomach, but instead in the much less acidic intestines.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Delzicol?

Delzicol has not been approved to treat ulcerative colitis in children. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medicine in children.

Off-Label Uses for Delzicol

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medication for treating something other than ulcerative colitis. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, "off-label" Delzicol uses may include the treatment of Crohn's disease.

Delzicol Medication Information

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