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:
Top Foods to Fight Inflammation

Azulfidine Medication Information

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.