Dipentum - Uses, Side Effects, Interactions
This particular medicine belongs to the drug family of anti-inflammatories. The primary function of this particular medicine is that it is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Basically, this is a disease that leads to your bowel to suffer inflammation. Thus, this particular is mainly used to prevent the attacks that are caused by this particular disease, that is, ulcerative colitis. Moreover, this medicine is also used to maintain the long-term remission in individuals who suffer from this particular disease.
Further, the main ingredient, Olsalazine, is also used in the treatment of mild to moderate attacks of this particular disease. At times, doctors may also give you this particular medicine with a combination of anti-inflammatory medicines, known as, corticosteroids. Also, keep in mind that you do not make any changes or recommend it to anyone or any such thing, as your doctor may have prescribed this medicine to someone else for a completely different thing that is not listed here.
You can buy Olsalazine from Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient found in Dipentum is Olsalazine. The amount is Dipentum 250 mg.
The dose generally starts with 2 capsules every day (two times in a day), and it is increased to an average dose of 2 capsules per day (four times in a day). The medicine is also available in 500 mg capsules. However, for children, the dose of this particular medicine depends on the age and weight of this child.
You should take this medicine is evenly divided doses with a single dose not exceeding 1 gram. It is better to take it at intervals with food.
Moreover, do not take a double dose if you miss one dose.
Strictly follow your doctor’s instructions as to how he or she has prescribed the dosage to you.
Inform your doctor of:
- Any allergies you might have
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- If you want to give it to your children
Cautions not listed may also exist.
Certain side effects you should know about are:
- Abdominal pain
- Joint/muscle pain
- Inflammation of the mouth
- Lost appetite
- Blood in stool
- Skin rash
- Fast heart rate
- Swollen stomach
Side effects not listed may also exist.
Product Code: 11722
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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.