Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Autoimmune

Azulfidine

(sulfasalazine)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Autoimmune
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Reduces inflammation.

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Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is used for moderate to severe inflammatory bowel conditions, and with other meds for treating rheumatoid arthritis.

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Upsides

  • 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

  • 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.
How it works

Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is an anti-inflammatory drug that reduces inflammation and pain. It treats inflammatory bowel diseases and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Risks and Warnings for Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)

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  • Complete blood counts should be done before starting Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) and every other week during the first three months of treatment. Since kidney damage can occur, you'll need a urinalysis and an assessment of your kidney function periodically during treatment.

Common concerns from people taking Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)

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Food
  • Swallow tablets whole, and take after a meal with a full glass of water.
Kidneys and liver
  • 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).