Dipentum

Active Ingredient(s): Olsalazine
FDA Approved: * July 31, 1990
Pharm Company: * UCB INC
Category: Anti-Inflammatory

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Dipentum Overview

Olsalazine is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis. It is sold under the name Dipentum. 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. Contents 1 History ...

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dipentum, cost

Each year for the last several my co-pay for dipentum has increased dramatically, now to $250 per month from about $40. Why the increase and how can I obtain help to cover the cost? ## Hello, Jerry! How are you? I'm very sorry about the price increase. Unfortunately, the manufacturer was recently acquired by another company, UCB Pharma and the assistance program for this medication has been temporarily discontinued. That may also explain the price changes. Dipentum is classified by the FDA as being an anti-inflammatory medication that's used to treat inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis. Its typical side effects may possibly include headache, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Have you tried speaking with your doctor to see if there is a cheaper alternative medi...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Olsalazine
  • Capsule: 250mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Dipentum: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0037-6860 Dipentum 250 mg Oral Capsule, Gelatin Coated by Meda Pharmaceuticals
  • 53014-726 Dipentum 250 mg Oral Capsule by Ucb, Inc.
  • 68151-0312 Dipentum 250 mg Oral Capsule, Gelatin Coated by Carilion Materials Management
  • 68151-3120 Dipentum 250 mg Oral Capsule, Gelatin Coated by Carilion Materials Management
  • 68220-160 Dipentum 250 mg Oral Capsule by Alaven Pharmaceutical LLC

Other drugs which contain Olsalazine or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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