Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) (dye-PENT-um)
What is Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) used for?
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from ulcerative colitis. It operates by preventing inflammation in the body to reduce the occurrence of symptoms such as diarrhoea, tissue damage, and pain caused by this condition. Note that this treatment will only reduce the occurrence of your symptoms and will not cure your condition. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted condition.
How should I use Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium)?
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s directions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one capsule administered twice each day every twelve hours. Your particular instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not open or dissolve the contents of the capsules as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium)?
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects possibly requiring immediate medical attention are deterioration of colitis symptoms, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) should not be used by patients who are allergic to salicylates, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have severely reduced kidney function. Also disclose if you have severe allergies, asthma, reduced kidney function, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Dipentum (Olsalazine Sodium) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.