Details About Generic Salt ::  Balsalaz

Main Medicine Class:: Intestinal anti-inflammatory   

Colazal
Class: Intestinal anti-inflammatory

 

Drugs Class ::

 Action Reduces inflammation of colon by preventing local production of substances involved in inflammatory process such as arachidonic acid.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Treatment of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis.

Drug Dose ::

 Route/Dosage

ADULTS: PO 2.25 g (ie, three 750 mg capsules) tid (ie, 6.75 g/day) for 8 wk; some patients may require up to 12 wk of treatment.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Hypersensitivity to salicylates or any of the components of balsalazide capsules or balsalazide metabolites.

Drug Precautions ::

 Precautions

Pregnancy: Category B. Lactation: Undetermined. Children: Safety and efficacy not established. Colitis exacerbation: Some patients may develop symptoms of colitis.

PATIENT CARE CONSIDERATIONS


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

CNS: Headache; insomnia; dizziness. EENT: Rhinitis; pharyngitis; coughing; sinusitis. GI: Abdominal pain; nausea; vomiting; rectal bleeding; flatulence; dyspepsia; anorexia; frequent stools; dry mouth; cramps; constipation. GU: Urinary tract disorder. HEPA: Hepatotoxicity; jaundice; cholestatic jaundice; cirrhosis; hepatocellular damage. RESP: Respiratory disorder; infection. OTHER: Arthralgia; fatigue; fever; pain; back pain; myalgia; flu-like symptoms.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Reduces inflammation of colon by preventing local production of substances involved in inflammatory process such as arachidonic acid.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions None well documented.

Drug Assesment ::

 Assessment/Interventions

  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies. Note history of pyloric stenosis.
  • Monitor patient for GI, CNS, and musculoskeletal side effects and report to physician if noted and significant.
  • Assess patient’s colitis symptoms including the following: rectal bleeding, stool frequency and character, abdominal pain, and overall functional status.
  • Store at controlled room temperature.

Drug Storage/Management ::

 Administration/Storage

  • Do not chew or crush. Instruct patient to swallow capsule whole.
  • Give tid with a full glass of water.
  • Store at controlled room temperature.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Explain name, dose, action, and potential side effects of drug.
  • Advise patient to not crush or chew medication and to swallow the capsule whole with a full glass of water.
  • Advise patient that usual course of therapy is 8 to 12 wk.
  • Advise patient to report worsening of colitis symptoms to physician.
  • Advise patients to inform the health care provider if experiencing side effects such as headache, stomach pain, nausea, or diarrhea.
  • Advise patients that follow-up visits and examinations may be required to monitor therapy; remind patients to keep appointments.

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