Although most people tolerate sulfasalazine (Azulfidine®) well, it is not free of dangerous risks. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about the possible problems that may apply to you. For example, sulfasalazine has the potential to cause side effects. Some of the most common side effects seen with this drug include:
- Loss of appetite.
Although side effects of sulfasalazine tend to be minor, there are some serious reactions that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as easy bruising, hallucinations, or difficulty breathing.
Other potential dangers of sulfasalazine apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies. Also, you may not be able to take this medication if you have problems such as difficulty passing urine, an intestinal blockage, or asthma.
(Click Sulfasalazine Side Effects and Precautions and Warnings With Sulfasalazine for more information on potential dangers of sulfasalazine. This article also explains what to tell your healthcare provider before using it and who may not be able to safely use the medication.)