Compare Sulfasalazine vs. Chloroquine

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Azulfidine
(sulfasalazine)

Aralen Phosphate
(chloroquine)

Reduces inflammation. Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is used for moderate to severe inflammatory bowel conditions, and with other meds for treating rheumatoid arthritis.Coming soon.
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Best available price for 120 (500mg) tablets of sulfasalazine
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Best available price for 7 (500mg) tablets of aralen
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Side effects
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How it works
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Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is an anti-inflammatory drug that reduces inflammation and pain. It treats inflammatory bowel diseases and rheumatoid arthritis.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
Used for
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  • Malaria Malaria Prophylaxis Non Intestinal Amebic Infection
Risk factors for serious side effects
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    Detailed Azulfidine (sulfasalazine) risks & warnings »
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      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 found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Food
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      • Swallow tablets whole, and take after a meal with a full glass of water.
      No food related info.
      Kidneys and liver
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      • Severe hypersensitivity reactions can include internal organ involvement, such as hepatitis (liver), nephritis (kidney), myocarditis (heart), blood abnormalities, or pneumonitis (lungs).
      • Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) isn't a good option if you have kidney or liver disease.
      No kidneys and liver related info.
      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.
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      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.
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      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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      • 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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