What if I take DELZICOL®?

  • How DELZICOL may help you achieve your treatment goals
  • For adults, there are 2 goals of ulcerative colitis (UC) therapy. The first is to quickly bring symptoms under control. The second is to prevent (or delay) flares from coming back.

    An important part of successful DELZICOL therapy is taking your medication exactly how your doctor has prescribed.

    Other things to keep in mind when taking DELZICOL:

    • DELZICOL can be taken with or without food.
    • The recommended dosage for mildly to moderately active UC is 2 DELZICOL delayed-release capsules 3 times a day for adults (a total of 6 capsules or 2.4 grams per day) for a duration of 6 weeks.
    • The recommended dosage of DELZICOL delayed-release capsules in adults for remission is a total of 1.6 grams or 4 capsules daily, in two to four divided doses.

    Your doctor will determine the dose that is right for you. If your symptoms remain under control, your doctor may adjust the number of capsules you have to take each day. Remember to always take the medication as your doctor has recommended.

  • DELZICOL may help you relieve your symptoms of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis
  • In two 6-week clinical studies, some people with mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis (UC) had symptom relief after taking DELZICOL.

    Maintenance of remission

    In a 6-month clinical study, some people with mildly to moderately active UC achieved remission after taking DELZICOL.

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    Who should not take DELZICOL?

    • Do not take DELZICOL if you are allergic to:
      • salicylates, such as aspirin or medications that contain aspirin
      • aminosalicylates
      • 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 taking DELZICOL. It is important to complete all blood tests ordered by your doctor.
    • A condition that may be hard to tell apart from a UC flare: Symptoms include cramping, stomachache, 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.
    • Hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions: If signs and symptoms of hypersensitivity occur, immediately call your doctor.
    • Liver failure: In patients who have or have had liver disease.
    • Blood Disorders: Elderly patients and patients taking azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine need to monitor complete blood cell counts and platelet counts while taking DELZICOL.

    The most common side effects of DELZICOL include:

    • Adults: belching, stomachache, constipation, dizziness, runny nose, back pain, rash, upset stomach, and flu symptoms.
    • Children (5 to 17 years of age): inflammation of the nose and pharynx, headache, stomachache, dizziness, inflammation of the sinuses, rash, cough, diarrhea, tiredness, fever, and increased lipase.

    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.

    What is DELZICOL?

    DELZICOL (mesalamine) delayed-release capsules is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis (UC) in patients 5 years of age and older and for the maintenance of remission of UC in adults.

    Please see full Prescribing Information for DELZICOL.

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    The health information described on this site is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for discussions with a healthcare provider.