Available by prescription only, Azulfidine® (sulfasalazine) is used for the treatment of mild-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis. It is generally taken three to six times a day. The medication is available in one strength and comes in the form of tablets that are taken orally. Azulfidine is generally well tolerated, but is known to cause side effects such as nausea and headaches.
Before starting treatment with Azulfidine, tell your healthcare provider if you have any other medical conditions, such as problems with your kidneys or liver. This medication is not suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is also aware of any allergies you have and any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription drugs.
(Click Azulfidine for more details on this medication. Topics discussed in this article include how it works, what to do in cases of overdose, and why it's important to take each dose exactly as prescribed.)