Delzicol Uses

People who have a type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis may benefit from using Delzicol. This prescription medicine helps to relieve symptoms of this condition, such as abdominal (stomach) pain, diarrhea, and the urgency to have a bowel movement. It works by stopping the action of certain chemicals that cause inflammation. This drug is only approved for use in adults.


What Is Delzicol Used For?

Delzicol® (mesalamine) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat ulcerative colitis. It is part of a group of medications known as aminosalicylates. Delzicol was approved in 2013 and was intended as a replacement for Asacol® 400 mg tablets, which are no longer available.
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that leads to inflammation and sores in the lining of the large intestine and rectum. It commonly causes abdominal (stomach) pain, diarrhea, and other symptoms like rectal bleeding or extreme urgency to have a bowel movement.
At this time, the causes of ulcerative colitis are not fully understood. Although ulcerative colitis complications can be quite severe, there is one ulcerative colitis cure -- surgery. Other than surgery (see Ulcerative Colitis Surgery), ulcerative colitis treatment options can include the following:
Delzicol is approved to treat mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis. The medicine helps to reduce the symptoms of the condition. Delzicol is also approved to prevent symptoms from returning in people who are in ulcerative colitis remission.

Delzicol Medication Information

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