Delzicol Warnings and Precautions

If you have problems with your kidneys or have any allergies, talk to your doctor about whether it's appropriate for you to take Delzicol. Other warnings and precautions with this drug apply to people using certain medications and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not take Delzicol if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or to salicylate medications.

 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Delzicol® (mesalamine) if you have:
 
  • Pyloric stenosis (narrowing of the outlet of the stomach)
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Specific Precautions and Warnings for Delzicol

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking this medication include the following:
 
  • Delzicol may be less effective in people with pyloric stenosis. Pyloric stenosis may delay the release of Delzicol into the colon (where it is effective).
 
  • This medicine may cause a worsening of ulcerative colitis. Make sure to tell your healthcare provider if your ulcerative colitis symptoms worsen when you start taking Delzicol.
 
  • Delzicol may cause kidney damage in some people. Your healthcare provider will check your kidney function using a blood test before you start Delzicol and periodically thereafter. You should not take Delzicol if you have kidney disease, including kidney failure (or renal failure).
 
  • Some people notice intact Delzicol capsules in their stool. This is not normal and should be reported to your healthcare provider.
 
  • Delzicol is a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that it is probably safe for use in pregnant women, although the full risks of are currently unknown. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Delzicol during pregnancy (see Delzicol and Pregnancy).
 
  • Delzicol passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, talk with your healthcare provider about using Delzicol (see Delzicol and Breastfeeding for more information).
   

Delzicol Medication Information

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