Sulfasalazine Medication Information

Your healthcare provider may prescribe Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine®) if you have ulcerative colitis. As a type of aminosalicylate, this medicine works by inhibiting the production of certain inflammatory chemicals in the lining of the colon.
This prescription drug comes in tablet form and is typically taken three to six times daily. Although most people tolerate the medicine well, side effects are possible and can include headaches, nausea, and loss of appetite.
Before starting treatment, it's important to review sulfasalazine's safety information. This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions (such as asthma, anemia, or kidney problems) or are taking any other type of medicine (including nonprescription medications, herbal supplements, or vitamins).
(For more information on this medication, click Sulfasalazine. This article gives a more in-depth discussion, explaining how sulfasalazine works, what to expect while taking it, and what to tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)
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