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Sulfasalazine is a medication that is prescribed for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Not only can the medicine reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis, it can also prevent them from returning. Sulfasalazine comes in tablet form and is typically taken three to six times a day. Side effects of the drug may include headache, reversible low sperm count in men, and loss of appetite.
- Sulfasalazine comes in tablet form. It is generally taken by mouth, usually three to six times per day.
- It can be taken with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- The medication should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.