Who should not take DELZICOL?
- Do not take DELZICOL if you are allergic to:
- salicylates, such as aspirin or medications that contain aspirin
- any of the ingredients of DELZICOL
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking DELZICOL?
Tell your healthcare provider if you:
- Have or have had kidney problems
- Are allergic to sulfasalazine
- Have or have had heart-related allergic reactions, such as inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) or inflammation of the lining of the heart (pericarditis)
- Have or have had liver problems
- Have or have had a stomach blockage
- Have any other medical conditions
What are the possible side effects of DELZICOL?
DELZICOL may cause serious side effects, including:
- Kidney problems: Your doctor may check to see how your kidneys are working before starting DELZICOL and periodically while taking DELZICOL.
- A condition that may be hard to tell apart from a UC flare: Symptoms include cramping, stomach ache, bloody diarrhea, and sometimes fever, headache, and rash. If you experience any of these symptoms while on treatment, call your doctor right away. He or she may tell you to stop taking DELZICOL.
- Heart-related allergic reactions: Inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) or inflammation of the lining of the heart (pericarditis).
- Liver failure: In patients that have or have had liver disease.
The most common side effects of DELZICOL include:
- Stomach ache, belching, pain, back pain, rash, upset stomach, runny nose, flu symptoms, weakness or tiredness, passing gas, vomiting, fever, joint pain, constipation, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Side effects in children were similar.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of DELZICOL.
Before starting DELZICOL, tell your doctor about all medications you are taking, including:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen. Taking these medications with DELZICOL may increase your risk of kidney problems.
- Azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine. Taking these medications with DELZICOL may increase your risk of blood disorders.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
DELZICOL® (mesalamine) delayed-release capsules is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis (UC) in patients 12 years of age and older and for the maintenance of remission of UC in adults.
DELZICOL can be taken with or without food. Do not open, crush, break, or chew the capsules. Swallow whole with water. Call your doctor if you or your child cannot swallow the capsule whole.
Please see full Prescribing Information for DELZICOL.
To report a side effect from one of our products, please call the Actavis Drug Safety Department at 1-800-272-5525.