Dipentum Warnings and Precautions

Understanding Dipentum warnings and precautions prior to taking the drug can help ensure a safe treatment process. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk to their healthcare providers before beginning treatment. Dipentum warnings and precautions also extend to people who have kidney disease or certain allergies. In addition, tell your healthcare provider right away if your ulcerative colitis symptoms become worse during treatment with the drug.

Dipentum: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Dipentum® (olsalazine sodium) if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Specific Dipentum Warnings and Precautions

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Dipentum include:
 
  • The medication may cause a worsening of ulcerative colitis in some people. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if your ulcerative colitis symptoms become worse when you start taking the drug.
     
  • Dipentum may cause kidney damage. Your healthcare provider should check your kidney function (using a blood test) before you start the medication and again periodically thereafter. You should not take Dipentum if you have kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure).
     
  • Dipentum is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for pregnant women, though the full risks of taking this medicine during pregnancy are not known. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using the drug during pregnancy (see Dipentum and Pregnancy).
     
  • It is not known if Dipentum passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, discuss this with your healthcare provider before taking the drug (see Dipentum and Breastfeeding).
     
  • Dipentum can interact with certain other medications (see Dipentum Drug Interactions).
     

Dipentum Drug Information

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