Colazal Side Effects?

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iluvsunflowers15
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   Posted 5/5/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Colazal for the past five years or so. I was doing fine until last year. Once I start taking more than 4 or 5 pills a day, I get nausea and have the urge to throw up or just feel sick to my stomach. I also take Fiorcet everyday as well as 6-MP. Usually, I don't have a problem with 6_mp when I take 50mg. Anything more than that, I get nauseous as well. I am also taking Levbid. I don't feel any nausea with that. Is this a normal side effect with Colazal? I am going to see my doctor tomorrow. My parents suspect that since I've been o n it for so long, my body is getting immune to it. Also, anyone else have joint pain? I feel its really bad while I am at work (teaching): grading, writing, teaching, etc. I always have achiness in m y hands, fingers, knees, elbows, shoulders, etc. My RA doctor said I have arthritis related to UC but this is so bothersome. Any suggestions?
 
Heather
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
Miralax-when needed
Rowasa-when needed
Been diagnosed with UC for 5 years


WindsofCreation
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 5/5/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you take all of your meds with a full meal? I am taking 4 colazal. I have noticed that I do get headaches pretty requently though.

iluvsunflowers15
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 393
   Posted 5/5/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually take 3 pills DURING a meal three times a day. I never had an issue but I've noticed headaches are more frequent. Hopefully the doctor will have a better idea tomorrow.
 
Heather
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
Miralax-when needed
Rowasa-when needed
Been diagnosed with UC for 5 years


NMcP
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 5/5/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a severe allergic reaction to colazal. I then went on Sulfasalazine. I was on that for about a year. I recently swapped to Asacol. I swapped because I thought the sulfasalzine was giving me headaches, but I think it was just hay fever.

You might want to try something else for a little while.
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Lialda 4 pills once a day, Canasa supps as needed
Supplements: vitamins, probiotics
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis
No flares since Jan, 2007


JEG
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 5/5/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never had any side effects from colazol and i take 3 3x a day.  I just try to remember to take it close to when I've eaten.  But it never seemed to cause any side effects.  HOpe this helps!

3x3 colazol a day
1000 mg canasa bedtime
3 entocort a day
1-2 cortifoam enemas as needed
prenatal vitamin

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