Sulfasalazine

Dosage Information

The dose of sulfasalazine that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The severity of your ulcerative colitis
  • Your age and weight
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Sulfasalazine Dosing for more information.)
 

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with sulfasalazine. However, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of sulfasalazine include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Reversible low sperm count in men.
     
(Click Sulfasalazine Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions With Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine can potentially interact with a few medicines (see Drug Interactions With Sulfasalazine).
 
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