Balsalazide Disodium

Balsalazide Disodium

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Balsalazide disodium capsules, USP are indicated for the treatment of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis in adults. Safety and effectiveness of balsalazide beyond 12 weeks in adults have not been established.


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Each balsalazide disodium capsule, USP contains 750 mg of balsalazide disodium, a prodrug that is enzymatically cleaved in the colon to produce mesalamine (5-aminosalicylic acid or 5-ASA), an anti-inflammatory drug. Each capsule of balsalazide (750 mg) is equivalent to 267 mg of mesalamine. Balsalazide disodium has the chemical name (E)-5-[[-4-[[(2- carboxyethyl)amino]carbonyl] phenyl]azo]-2-hydroxybenzoic acid, disodium salt, dihydrate. Its structural formula is:


Molecular Weight: 437.32

Molecular Formula: C17H13N3O6Na2•2H2O

Balsalazide disodium is a stable, odorless orange to yellow microcrystalline powder.It is freely soluble in water and isotonic saline, sparingly soluble in methanol and ethanol, and practically insoluble in all other organic solvents.

Inactive Ingredients: Each hard gelatin capsule contains colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate and titanium dioxide. The capsule imprinting ink contains propylene glycol, strong ammonia solution, shellac and red iron oxide. The sodium content of each capsule is approximately 86 mg.

Balsalazide Disodium Manufacturers

  • Avpak
    Balsalazide Disodium (Balsalazide Disodium) Capsule [Avpak]
  • Physicians Total Care, Inc.
    Balsalazide Disodium Capsule [Physicians Total Care, Inc.]
  • Roxane Laboratories, Inc
    Balsalazide Disodium Capsule [Roxane Laboratories, Inc]
  • Apotex Corp.
    Balsalazide Disodium Capsule [Apotex Corp.]
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Balsalazide Disodium Capsule [Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.]
  • Clinical Solutions Wholesale
    Balsalazide Disodium Capsule [Clinical Solutions Wholesale]
  • American Health Packaging
    Balsalazide Disodium Capsule [American Health Packaging]
  • Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.
    Balsalazide Disodium Tablet [Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.]

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