Although most people do not experience any problems with Azulfidine® (sulfasalazine), certain risks are associated with the use of this drug. Side effects, for example, are possible and include headaches, nausea, and loss of appetite. In addition, this drug can cause infertility in men and may cause anemia, among other things.
To help minimize your risk of these and other problems with Azulfidine, make sure your healthcare provider has a complete list of all medications you are taking, as well as a complete medical history. By providing your healthcare provider with this information, he or she can be sure this is the right medication for you.
(To learn more about the risks associated with Azulfidine, click Azulfidine Side Effects and Azulfidine Warnings and Precautions. These articles list other adverse reactions seen with this drug and offer details on what to discuss with your healthcare provider before taking it.)