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- Instruct patients not to take GIAZO if they have a hypersensitivity to salicylates (e.g., aspirin).
- Instruct patients to take GIAZO with food.
- Advise patients who need to control sodium intake that the recommended dosing of GIAZO (6.6 g/day) provides about 756 mg of sodium per day.
- Instruct patients to contact their health care provider if they experience a worsening of their ulcerative colitis symptoms, because it could be due to a reaction to GIAZO.
- Instruct patients to make sure they let their health care provider know:
- If they have or are later diagnosed with renal dysfunction. Damage to the kidney has been observed in some people given medications similar to GIAZO.
- If they have or are later diagnosed with liver disease. Worsening liver disease has been observed in some people given medications similar to GIAZO.
- If they have or are later diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, because GIAZO tablets may be slow to pass through their digestive tract.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/22/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Giazo Information
- Giazo Drug Interactions Center: balsalazide oral
- Giazo Side Effects Center
- Giazo FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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