Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium)
What is Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) used for?
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) is an oral salicylate anti-inflammatory medication used to treat patients suffering from inflammatory bowel conditions such as ulcerative colitis. The medication operates by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause the swelling and irritation associated with these conditions. Your physician may also recommend it for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium)?
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered twice daily, but your individual directions will be based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water and a meal to prevent nausea. Never crush or split the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium)?
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Contact your physician immediately if you experience any serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention such as deterioration of your symptoms, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, trouble breathing, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require special alterations to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) should not be used by patients who are allergic to salicylate medications or have severely decreased kidney function. Also disclose if you have allergies, asthma, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.