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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Balzide before taking it.

What is Balzide

Balzide affects a substance in the body that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and diarrhea.
The Balzide brand of Balzide is used to treat mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis in adults and children who are at least 5 years old.
The Balzide brand of Balzide is used to treat mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis in men who are at least 18 years old.
Balzide may also be used for purposes not listed in Balzide guide.

Balzide side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
  • worsening colitis symptoms--fever, stomach pain, cramps, or bloody diarrhea;
  • kidney problems--little or no urinating, swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • liver problems--upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice ;
  • pain or burning when you urinate; or
  • anemia (low red blood cells)--pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating.

Common side effects may include:
  • headache;
  • mild or occasional nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea;
  • joint pain; or
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)

Balzide dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Ulcerative Colitis -- Active:

Mildly to moderately active:
Capsules: 2250 mg orally 3 times a day for up to 8 weeks
In clinical trials, some patients required treatment for up to 12 weeks.
Male patients: 3.3 g orally twice a day for up to 8 weeks
Female patients: Effectiveness has not been established.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Ulcerative Colitis -- Active:

Mildly to moderately active:
5 years or older: 2250 mg orally 3 times a day or 750 mg orally 3 times a day for up to 8 weeks

What other drug's will affect Balzide?

Other drugs may interact with Balzide, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

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Benoquin 20% OINT / 20g $0.48
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Colorex 750 mg Capsule $0.16
750 mg x 10's $1.64
COLOREX 750 MG CAPSULE 1 strip(s) (10 capsules each) $1.64Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
COLOREX cap 750 mg x 10's $1.64Ranbaxy (Rexcel)
Colorex 750mg CAP / 10 $1.64
100 ml $0.48
Colorex - SYR / 100ml $0.48
COLOREX syr 100ml $0.48Ranbaxy (Rexcel)
750 mg10 Capsule$1.35
Cozabal 750 mg Capsule $0.14
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750 mg x 10's $1.35
COZABAL 750MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $1.35Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
COZABAL cap 750 mg x 10's $1.35Sun
Cozabal 750mg CAP / 10 $1.35
750 mg10 Capsule$1.43
INTAZIDE 750 MG CAPSULE 1 strip(s) (10 capsules each) $2.05Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
750 mg x 10's $1.33
INTAZIDE cap 750 mg x 10's $1.33Intas (Arron)
Intazide 750mg CAP / 10 $1.33
Intazide 750 mg Capsule $0.14


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Balzide - Frequently asked Questions

Can Balzide be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

How should I take Balzide?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Balzide can be taken with or without food.

To make swallowing easier, you may open the Balzide capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow right away. Do not save the mixture for later use. The yellow-orange medicine from the capsule may stain your teeth or tongue when you use this method.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using Balzide.

Balzide is usually taken only for a short time (8 to 12 weeks). Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Who should not take Balzide?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Balzide or mesalamine, or to aspirin or other salicylates.

To make sure Balzide is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • kidney disease;

  • liver disease;

  • a stomach condition called pyloric stenosis.

Balzide tablets contain sodium. Talk to your doctor before using this form of Balzide if you are on a low salt diet.

FDA pregnancy category B. Balzide is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Balzide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Balzide capsules should not be given to a child younger than 5 years old. Balzide tablets should not be given to anyone under 18 years old.

What other drugs will affect Balzide?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Can Balzide be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Balzide be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.



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