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Can I take olsalazine if I am breastfeeding?

Olsalazine is a prodrug, meaning it is converted in the body to the active form, called mesalamine, which does appear in breast milk. There have been some reports that nursing infants exposed to mesalamine in breast milk experience diarrhea.
Olsalazine (Dipentum) is intended for people with ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease.
If you need to take olsalazine to control your symptoms, you should discuss the possible effects with your doctor and the pediatrician.

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