Compare Colazal vs. Sulfasalazine

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Colazal
(balsalazide)

Azulfidine
(sulfasalazine)

Coming soon.Reduces inflammation. Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is used for moderate to severe inflammatory bowel conditions, and with other meds for treating rheumatoid arthritis.
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Side effects
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How it works
ColazalSulfasalazine
Coming soon.Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is an anti-inflammatory drug that reduces inflammation and pain. It treats inflammatory bowel diseases and rheumatoid arthritis.
Type of medication
ColazalSulfasalazine
Prescription only
Available as
ColazalSulfasalazine
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for
ColazalSulfasalazine
  • Ulcerative Colitis Mild To Moderate
Risk factors for serious side effects
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Coming soon.
          Detailed Azulfidine (sulfasalazine) risks & warnings »
          Pregnancy

          Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

          Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

          Food
          ColazalSulfasalazine
          No food related info.
          • Swallow tablets whole, and take after a meal with a full glass of water.
          Kidneys and liver
          ColazalSulfasalazine
          No kidneys and liver related info.
          • Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) isn't a good option if you have kidney or liver disease.
          • Severe hypersensitivity reactions can include internal organ involvement, such as hepatitis (liver), nephritis (kidney), myocarditis (heart), blood abnormalities, or pneumonitis (lungs).
          Upsides and benefits
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          • When taken consistently, Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) can control your symptoms of ulcerative colitis and other bowel diseases.
          • Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is usually used in combination with other medications to control rheumatoid arthritis.
          Downsides and risks
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          • You need to have blood tests every 3 months when taking Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine).
          • Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) isn't a good option if you have kidney or liver disease.
          • Can't take Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) if you are allergic to aspirin or sulfa medications.
          • Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) shouldn't be used if you are breastfeeding.
          Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
          ColazalSulfasalazine
          Coming soon
          • Don't use if you are allergic to sulfa drugs or aspirin.
          • Swallow tablets whole, and take after a meal with a full glass of water.
          • Drink at least six glasses of water daily while on this.
          • Continue to take Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) even once you feel better.
          • Read the information that come with your medication in the drugstore since there are many conditions you should be aware of before taking Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine).
          • Can cause an orange color in your urine or skin.
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