General Information on Dipentum
Dipentum is used to treat an inflammatory bowel disease known as ulcerative colitis. It is specifically prescribed to patients with ulcerative colitis who cannot tolerate Sulfasalazine.
Olsalazine Sodium, the main active ingredient in the drug, belongs to a class of medications known as aminosalicylates. It works to inhibit the release of inflammatory chemicals in the lining of the colon. This reduces the production of chemicals such as leukotriene and prostaglandin which trigger inflammation in the case of ulcerative colitis.
Dipentum is available in the form of a capsule. One Dipentum capsule contains 250mg Olsalazine Sodium. The drug is a prescription medication, so you need to consult your doctor before you buy Dipentum online.
Side effects of Dipentum
People with kidney disease should not buy Dipentum as Olsalazine may damage the kidneys further and worsen the consition. Before starting the treatment, tell the doctor if you are allergic to any food, dyes or preservatives.
Some people may experience mild side effects such as nausea, abdominal pain, arthritis, cramps, diarrhea, headaches, vomiting, canker sores, bloating, vertigo, upper respiratory infections (common cold) and dizziness. These side effects wane over time. Consult your doctor if any side effects stay for a long time or become bothersome.
Dipentum may also cause severe side effects such as depression, worsening of symptoms of ulcerative colitis and decreased urination. Some side effects associated with the drug such as yellowing of the eyes and skin, upper right abdominal pain, or dark urine, indicate liver problems.
Some people may also experience allergic reactions such as difficulty swallowing/breathing, unexplained rashes, itching, hives, wheezing and unexplained swelling. Stop the medication and seek medical attention immediately if you notice or experience any severe side effects or allergic reactions after taking a dose of Dipentum.
If two medicines are taken simultaneously, then there is a risk of drug interactions. Dipentum may potentially interact with other drugs you are using and cause side effects. To lower the risk of side effects, tell your doctor about every medicine you are using before starting the treatment. Tell him/her about all the prescription drugs, over the counter medications and herbal supplements you are using.
Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should talk to their doctor regarding the use of the drug. Doctors will only recommend Dipentum if they believe the benefits provided by the drug are far greater than its potential to cause side effects.
Dosage of Dipentum
The dose of Dipentum depends on two factors such as other medical conditions you have and other medications you are using. Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding the dosage. the recommended dose to treat ulcerative colitis is two Dipentum 250mg capsules two times a day.
Take the medication with food. Maintain dosage timings to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood. Do not take Dipentum in larger amounts or for longer periods than recommended in your treatment. Do not stop taking Dipentum capsules during treatment even if you feel well.
Buy Dipentum from North Drug Store
You can buy Dipentum capsules from North Drug Store, an online prescription service that offers several generic and branded drugs at very affordable rates. All prescription drug orders are handled by qualified or international pharmacists, making it a safe place to buy drugs online.