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Colazal Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Colazal is used in the treatment of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. It is an anti-inflammatory medicine specially formulated to release the active ingredient, mesalamine, directly to the lining of the colon.

Colazal Dosage

  • The usual starting dose of Colazal is three 750-milligram capsules taken 3 times daily for 8 to 12 weeks.

Uses of Colazal

  • This medication is used to treat swelling and inflammation of the colon.
  • It is also usually used to treat ulcerative colitis.

Side Effects of Colazal

Before taken Colazal medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Colazal. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Colazal:

  • You should tell your doctor your medical history especially if you have stomach problems, liver disease, any allergies you may have.
  • You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Colazal with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Colazal with other drugs. While drug interactions with Colazal have not yet been studied, it is possible that oral antibiotics could interfere with the release of Colazal in the colon.


Little is known about Colazal overdose. But after taken Colazal if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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