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.
Do not take DELZICOL if you are:
Allergic to salicylates or aminosalicylates, such as aspirin or medications that contain aspirin
- Allergic to any of the ingredients of DELZICOL
Before taking DELZICOL, tell your doctor 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)
- Take any iron-containing supplements
- Have or have had liver problems
- Have or have had a stomach blockage
- Are pregnant, nursing, or are planning to become pregnant or to breastfeed
- Have any other medical conditions
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter
medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking DELZICOL with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs) may cause kidney problems. Taking DELZICOL with azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine
may cause blood problems. Ask your doctor if you are not sure if you are taking one of these medicines.
Your doctor may do certain tests during treatment with DELZICOL.
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.
Acute Intolerance Syndrome and Other Allergic Reactions. Some people who use DELZICOL can
have allergic-type reactions, including acute intolerance syndrome. Other allergic reactions can
cause heart problems, including an inflammation of the sac around the heart (pericarditis), blood
problems, and problems with other organs in the body, such as the kidneys, liver, and lungs. When
this happens, it is usually in people who have had an allergic reaction to sulfasalazine. Stop using
DELZICOL and tell your doctor right away if you get any of these symptoms: cramping, stomach
(abdominal) pain, bloody diarrhea, fever, headache, chest pain, a decrease in the amount of your urine,
shortness of breath, eye inflammation, fatigue, and rash.
Liver Failure. This can happen in people who have a history of liver problems and have taken other
medicines that contain mesalamine. Tell your doctor right away if you get any of these symptoms
while using DELZICOL: yellowing of your eyes, itchy skin, feeling very tired, flu-like symptoms,
nausea, or vomiting.
Serious Skin Reactions. Some people who use DELZICOL can have severe skin reactions.
Stop using DELZICOL and tell your doctor right away if you develop any of the following signs or symptoms of a severe skin reaction,
including blisters or peeling of your skin, mouth sores, blisters on your lips or around your mouth or eyes, high fever or flu-like symptoms,
enlarged lymph nodes, or skin rash.
Sun Sensitivity. DELZICOL can make your skin sensitive to the sun if you have skin conditions such as
atopic dermatitis and atopic eczema. Try to limit your time in the sun. You should use sunscreen and
wear a hat and clothes that cover your skin if you have to be in the sunlight.
Kidney Stones. Drink plenty of fluids when using DELZICOL to decrease your chance of getting
kidney stones. Call your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms: severe pain in your
side or your back or blood in your urine.
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.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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