Balsalazide vs Olsalazine

Balsalazide
(Rx)
Olsalazine
(Rx)
Balsalazide is an IBD medication.
Olsalazine is an IBD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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December 28, 2007
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
1,345 Discussions
129 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Colitis
#4 for IBD
Balsalazide is prescribed for Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis and Crohn's Disease and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#3 for IBD
Olsalazine is prescribed for Ulcerative Colitis and IBD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Crohn's Disease, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bal
Hair Loss
3
Nausea
3
Bloating
3
Tinnitus
2
Depression
2
Cancer
2
Pancreatitis
2
Weight Gain
1
Fever
1
Hemorrhoids
1
Ols
Depression
9
Nausea
8
Bloating
8
Fistula
6
Facial Numbness
6
Blood Clots
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Acute Pancreatitis
3
Hair Loss
3
Dizziness
3
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Olsalazine
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Hair Loss
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3
3
Nausea
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Ols
3
8
Bloating
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Ols
3
8
Tinnitus
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Ols
2
0
Depression
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Ols
2
9
Cancer
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Ols
2
0
Pancreatitis
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Ols
2
0
Weight Gain
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Ols
1
0
Fever
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Ols
1
0
Hemorrhoids
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Ols
1
0
Depression
Ols
Bal
9
2
Nausea
Ols
Bal
8
3
Bloating
Ols
Bal
8
3
Fistula
Ols
Bal
6
0
Facial Numbness
Ols
Bal
6
0
Blood Clots
Ols
Bal
5
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ols
Bal
5
0
Acute Pancreatitis
Ols
Bal
3
0
Hair Loss
Ols
Bal
3
3
Dizziness
Ols
Bal
3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Balsalazide during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Olsalazine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Balsalazide and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Olsalazine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 750 mg
Tablet: 1.1 gram
Capsule: 250 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Balsalazide Disodium
Olsalazine Sodium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Balsalazide and Olsalazine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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