Balsalazide

Usual solid dosage form
Capules
Available as a liquid
No
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No
Liquid strengths
n/a
Liquid sugar free or not
n/a
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
Capsule contents may cause staining. Gloves and protective clothing should be worn if opening capsules. Consider Sulfasalazine as an alternative medication if appropriate.
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Balsalazide
Safe or appropriate to crush
Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe to open capsules and mix the powder with water. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. The manufacturer strongly discourage opening capsules as the azo dye will stain skin.