Adults who have a type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis may benefit from treatment with Delzicol® (mesalamine). This medicine is available by prescription only and works by reducing inflammation in the lining of the large intestine and rectum.
Delzicol capsules are available in one strength: Delzicol 400 mg delayed-release capsules. Most people take the medication three times a day. The dosage you receive will depend on the severity of your condition, other medications you are taking, and other medical conditions you may have, along with various other factors. This medicine may not be suitable for people who have kidney disease, pyloric stenosis, or certain allergies.
(Click Delzicol for a closer look at this medicine, including potential side effects and what to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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