Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults and elderly patients:
Treatment of ulcerative colitis:
The recommended dose is 3 capsules three times daily to be taken with or after food. Swallow the capsules whole, with a glass of water if necessary.
Treatment may be given for a maximum of 12 weeks.
Your doctor may also give you steroids at the same time as Colazide.
Maintenance treatment to prevent further episodes:
The starting dose is 2 capsules twice daily (3 g daily) to be taken with or after food. Swallow the capsules whole, with a glass of water if necessary. Your doctor may adjust your treatment based on your response to the medicine.
There may be an additional benefit with a dose up to 6 g daily.
Whilst taking this medicine ensure you drink adequate fluids to remain well hydrated, especially after severe or prolonged episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhoea, high fever or heavy sweating. This is to avoid problems with your kidneys.
During your treatment with Colazide your doctor will carry out blood and urine tests.
If you forget to take Colazide
If you forget to take a dose at the right time, take it as soon as possible after food.
If you miss a dose completely, do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take the next dose as usual.