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Olsalazine is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It works by reducing inflammation in the lining of the large intestine. Olsalazine is a type of aminosalicylate, which is a group of drugs that reduce inflammation in the digestive tract.

Common side effects of olsalazine include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, and diarrhea. Other side effects may include dizziness, rash, and joint pain.

Brand names associated with olsalazine include Dipentum, Azalide, and Salazopyrin.

Overdose of olsalazine can cause serious side effects such as confusion, seizures, and coma.

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