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No case of overdose has been reported with GIAZO. GIAZO is an aminosalicylate, and symptoms of salicylate toxicity include: hematemesis, tachypnea, hyperpnea, tinnitus, deafness, lethargy, seizures, confusion, or dyspnea. Severe intoxication may lead to electrolyte and blood pH imbalance and potentially to other organ (e.g., renal and liver) involvement. There is no specific antidote for balsalazide overdose. Proper medical care should be sought immediately with appropriate supportive care, including the possible use of emesis, cathartics, and activated charcoal to prevent further absorption.
GIAZO is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to salicylates, aminosalicylates or their metabolites, or to any of the components of GIAZO tablets [see DESCRIPTION].
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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