Azulfidine Uses

How Does It Work?

Azulfidine belongs to a group of medications called aminosalicylates. It is thought that the drug works by inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lining of the colon. Azulfidine decreases the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, chemicals that lead to the inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis.
 

Can It Be Used in Children?

Azulfidine is approved for treating ulcerative colitis in children age six and up. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using the drug in children.
 

Off-Label Uses of Azulfidine

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Azulfidine for treating something other than ulcerative colitis. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label Azulfidine uses include the treatment of:
 
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