Precautions and Warnings With Sulfasalazine

Who Should Not Take Sulfasalazine?

You should not take sulfasalazine if you:
 
  • Are allergic to sulfasalazine, Azulfidine, or any inactive ingredients used in making the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 
  • Have an intestinal or urinary obstruction (blockage).
 
  • Have porphyria (problems with certain enzymes in the body), as the medication may make this condition worse.
 
  • Are allergic to sulfonamides ("sulfa drugs") or salicylates (such as aspirin).
     

Precautions and Warnings With Sulfasalazine: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which sulfasalazine should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with sulfasalazine that may apply to you.
 
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