Colazal and Alcohol speaks to what is Colazal, Colazal alcohol interaction and Colazal side effects.
Colazal generic name balsalazide belongs to a family of drugs that are used to treat active ulcerative colitis in patients older than 5 years old and works to decrease inflammation in the colon by blocking the production of certain chemicals that cause the bowel to become overactive. This drug is taken in capsule form.
Women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding should not use this drug.
It is suggested that you not consume alcohol as it may interact negatively with effects of the drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting this drug advise your physician if you have allergies to any drugs or any other foods or substances, have kidney problems or pyloric stenosis.
Less serious side effects are diarrhea, mild headache, muscle sores, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, sour stomach, belching, bloated, body pain, congestion, constipation, coughing, cramps, dry mouth, dry throat, air or gas in stomach or intestines, generally feeling unwell, heartburn, hoarseness, indigestion, joint pain, shivering, trouble sleeping, sneezing, sweating, swelling or inflammation of the mouth, swollen joints, tender swollen glands in neck, trouble swallowing, voice changes or weight loss. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are bloody diarrhea, fever, skin rash, bladder pain, bloody cloudy urine, bloody stools, painful frequent urination, heavy bleeding, lower back pain, side pain, abdominal tenderness, chills, clay colored stools, dark urine, decreased appetite, dizziness, headache, itching, proteins in liver, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, ongoing stomach pain, swelling of feet or lower legs, bad breath, vomiting blood or jaundice. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your physician.
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