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Colazal uses are concerned mainly with treating the symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis. These symptoms can include diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain (or stomach pain). The medicine may also be used in combination with changes in lifestyle or diet. Colazal can be given to children as young as five years old. Off-label Colazal uses can include the treatment of Crohn's disease.

An Overview of Colazal Uses

Colazal® (balsalazide disodium) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat ulcerative colitis. It is part of a group of medications known as aminosalicylates.
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 pain (or stomach pain), diarrhea, and other symptoms (such as 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 only one ulcerative colitis cure -- surgery. Other than surgery (see Ulcerative Colitis Surgery), ulcerative colitis treatment options can include the following:
Colazal is approved to treat mild-to-moderately-active ulcerative colitis. The medicine helps to reduce the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
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