olsalazine

olsalazine
ol·sal·a·zine ōl-'sal-ə-.zēn n a disodium salicylate salt C14H8N2Na2O6 that is administered orally and is converted in the body to an aminosalicylic acid having an anti-inflammatory effect used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis called also olsalazine sodium

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n.
a salicylate preparation used to treat mild ulcerative colitis. It is administered by mouth. Possible side-effects include nausea, vomiting, headache, joint pain, and skin rashes. Trade name: Dipentum.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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