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Azulfidine® (sulfasalazine) is a prescription drug used to treat ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is characterized by symptoms such as:
 
This medication comes in tablet form and is generally taken by mouth, usually three to six times per day. It can be taken with or without food, but should be taken consistently at the same times each day. Azulfidine is also available in the form of a delayed-release tablet -- this version of the drug is approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
 
To reduce your risk of problems during treatment, Azulfidine's safety information should be reviewed before you start taking it. This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medicines (including nonprescription drugs) or have any other medical conditions (such as anemia, an intestinal blockage, or any allergies).
 
(For more information on this ulcerative colitis medication, click Azulfidine. This article gives an expanded description of this product, explaining how it works, who can take it, possible side effects, and more.)
 
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