is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of
If there is a fever with the stricture symptoms, if there is frequent vomiting or if after 6-8 hours symptoms of the obstruction are not starting to clear, as evidenced by reduced pain, decreased abdominal distention, and resumption of normal bowel motions and passing gas, then immediate medical attention is needed.
The chemical name is 3,3′ -azobis (6-hydroxybenzoate)salicylic acid. It is sold as the disodium salt.
Like Balsalazide, Olsalazine is believed to deliver Mesalazine, or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), past the small intestine, directly to the large intestine, which is the active site of disease in ulcerative colitis.