The recommended adult dose for treatment of attacks is usually increased slowly over a one-week period starting with 500 mg (2 capsules) daily and increasing to an average adult dose of 2 capsules 4 times daily. The recommended adult dose for prevention of attacks is 500 mg (2 capsules) 2 times daily. The dose for children is based on the age and weight of the child.
Take olsalazine at regular intervals together with meals, without exceeding more than 1 g at any one time. This medication should be taken in evenly divided doses.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.