Azulfidine® (sulfasalazine) is a medication often prescribed to people with ulcerative colitis, which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. This medication comes in the form of tablets (pills), and Azulfidine is taken anywhere from three to six times a day, based on your healthcare provider's recommendations.
You can take Azulfidine pills with or without food. Some people find that taking the drug with food helps prevent nausea, which is a commonly reported side effect, along with vomiting and loss of appetite. If you experience anything during treatment that just does not seem right, contact your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. You may need a different ulcerative colitis medication.
(Click Azulfidine to learn more about this medicine, including how it works, other side effects to be aware of, and general dosing information.)