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What should I know about balsalazide before taking it?

People who are allergic to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, or to salicylates such as aspirin should not take balsalazide. Other medical allergies or conditions may prevent you from taking balsalazide. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to diflunisal (Dolobid), mesalamine (Asacol, Pentasa, Rowasa), sulfasalzine (Azulfidine), choline magnesium trisalicylate (Tricosal, Trilisate), choline salicylate (Arthropan), magnesium salicylate (Nuprin Backache, Mobidin, Extra Strength Doan's, others), salsalate (Argesic-AS, Disalcid, others), sodium salicylate, sodium thiosalicylate (Rexolate), or if you have a history of kidney or liver disease, stomach problems like pyloric stenosis or intestinal blockage. Some medications may interact with balsalazide. Tell your doctor if you are taking meglitinide antidiabetics, sulfonylureas, valproic acid, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, probenecid, or sulfinpyrazone.

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