Dipentum Side Effects

While most people have no problems when taking Dipentum, side effects are possible during treatment with the medicine. A few common side effects include abdominal pain (or stomach pain), diarrhea, canker sores, and nausea. Fortunately, side effects are typically minor and easily treated. Some side effects of Dipentum, however, may require immediate medical attention. Among these more serious side effects are signs of liver problems and signs of an allergic reaction.

An Introduction to Dipentum Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Dipentum® (olsalazine sodium); however, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Dipentum. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Dipentum side effects with you.)

Common Dipentum Side Effects

Dipentum has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, some of the most common Dipentum side effects included:
  • Diarrhea -- in up to 11.1 percent of people
  • Cramps or abdominal pain (or stomach pain) -- up to 10.1 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 5 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 5 percent
  • Arthritis -- up to 4 percent.
Some other common side effects (occurring in 1 percent to 2 percent of people) included:
  • Bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Canker sores
  • Vertigo (a spinning sensation) or dizziness
  • Upper respiratory infections (such as the common cold).

Dipentum Drug Information

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