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Drug Name:

DIPENTUM Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Olsalazine sodium 250mg; caps.

Company:
UCB Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for DIPENTUM:

Maintenance of remission in ulcerative colitis in patients intolerant of sulfasalazine.

Adult:

500mg twice a day with meals.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor urinalysis, BUN, creatinine levels. If diarrhea occurs, monitor serum electrolytes, dehydration status. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Increased prothrombin time with warfarin.

Pharmacological Class:

Salicylate.

Adverse Reactions:

Diarrhea, abdominal pain, rash, pruritus, exacerbation of symptoms of colitis thought to be caused by mesalamine or sulfasalazine.

How Supplied:

Caps—100, 300

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