It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is used to treat ulcerative colitis.
Sulfasalazine lowers irritation and swelling.
Take as you have been told, even if you are feeling better. Take with meals. Take with a full glass of water. Swallow enteric-coated tablet whole. Do not chew, break, or crush. Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.
Headache. Belly pain or heartburn. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Harm to the liver may rarely happen.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
If you have an allergy to sulfasalazine or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have a sulfa (sulfonamide) allergy, talk with your doctor. If you have any of these health problems: Bowel block, porphyria, or trouble passing urine.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Feeling very tired or weak. If you see tablet bits in the stool. Very bad belly pain or bloody loose stools. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very bad skin irritation. Yellow skin or eyes. Not able to eat. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category N : Not yet classified.
Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs), GIT Regulators & Anti-Inflammatories
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