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Dipentum Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Dipentum® is an antiinflammatory agent. It reduces inflammation inside the bowel and pain that are associated with ulcerative colitis and helps to prevent recurring inflammation.

Dipentum Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is a total of 1 gram per day, divided into 2 equal doses.
  • Safety and effectiveness have not been established in children.

Uses of Dipentum

  • This medication is used to treats inflammation. It is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Dipentum

Before taken Dipentum 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 Dipentum. Side effects may include:

  • Aching muscles
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Yellowish skin

Warnings and precautions before taking Dipentum:

  • You should tell your doctor your medical history, especially if you have kidney problems, asthma, nasal polyps, any allergies.
  • If you are taking this medicine, then it may cause stomach bleeding.
  • If you are using alcohol, especially when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Dipentum 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 Dipentum with the warfarin (Coumadin)

  • There have been no reports of Dipentum overdose. But after taken Dipentum 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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