Sulfasalazine Safety

Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine®) is a medication used to treat ulcerative colitis. Although it is generally a safe medication, there are certain concerns to be aware of before beginning treatment with sulfasalazine.
It's important to understand that certain problems can develop in people taking sulfasalazine. For example, this medication can increase your risk of developing:
Also, you should not take sulfasalazine if you have an intestinal or urinary obstruction (blockage) or if you are allergic to sulfonamides ("sulfa drugs") or salicylates (such as aspirin).
Other safety issues with sulfasalazine include possible side effects, such as:
(Click Sulfasalazine Side Effects and Precautions and Warnings With Sulfasalazine for more safety information. These articles offer more detailed information on potential drug interactions, what your healthcare provider needs to know before prescribing it, and serious side effects of this medication.)
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