Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is a sulfonamide medicine used for treatment of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis.
The usual dose varies between 500mg and 2 g every 6 or 12 hours. This is chosen by doctor depending on your individual health conditions.
Take Azulfidine with meal and a whole glass of water. This rule will help you save your stomach from irritation.
Azulfidine reduces inflammation and helps immune system fight with disease.
Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep Azulfidine out of children’s reach.
Azulfidine Safety information
Azulfidine contains sulfonamide. Do not take this medicine if:
- You are allergic to sulfonamides
- You are allergic to aspirin
- You are breastfeeding.
While you are treating with this medicine follow these rules of safety:
- Do not drink alcohol
- do not spend time at the sun, because the chemicals in this medicine increase skin sensibility
- make regular laboratory tests (kidney, liver, blood control)
These rules will help your doctor control the effectiveness of treatment and the existence of possible side effects.
Tell your doctor if you experience worsening of your condition immediately
Azulfidine Side effects
Side effects are possible if you take this medicine together with some other medicines, including herbal. If you experience any kind of allergic reaction, e.g. itch, hives, difficulty breathing, dark urine, contact your doctor immediately.