Colazide is the brand name for a drug called balsalazide. This is a fairly new drug used in the treatment of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in those who cannot take sulfasalazine. Colazide is generally well tolerated and effective at treating acute attacks of ulcerative colitis as well as preventing recurrence. Colazide works by releasing mesalazine in the colon which reduces inflammation, treats symptoms and heals the bowel wall lining.

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