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Doctor insights on: Azulfidine Allergy In Children

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Can you have sulfasalazine allergy?

Can you have sulfasalazine allergy?

Yes!: Most common red itchy bumps over most of your skin, to full blown sulfa allergy! Read more

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Can children take Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)?

Can children take Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)?

Yes!: Quite safely. It is available in a pediatric suspension as well as tablets! Read more

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I take sulfasalazine for RA, can I take the tablets that are not EN?

I take sulfasalazine for RA, can I take the tablets that are not EN?

Yes.: The EC or enteric coated is sometimes easier on the stomach. But many of my patients have no problem with regular SFZ! Read more

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Can sulfasalazine cause infertility?

Can sulfasalazine cause infertility?

Not in women!: But can lower sperm count in males. It can cause folate deficiency. Every one should take folic acid on SFZ! Read more

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Can u take sulfasalazine and methotrexate together?

Can u take sulfasalazine and methotrexate together?

Methotrexate: Not recommended routinely because combination can increase Methotrexate levels can cause toxicity. Read more

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Is sulfasalazine an unhealthy drug?

Is sulfasalazine an unhealthy drug?

No. Relatively safe!: Sfz is one drug I use the most in patients with many diseases. Aside from an occasional "sulfa rxn", the most common side effect is stomach "queazyness". All individuals taking this drug need to be monitored with blood work at defined intervals (2-3 mo) and they should receive Folic Acid supplements. Read more

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Will sulfasalazine make me lose any weight?

Will sulfasalazine make me lose any weight?

No.: Only if you had been on steroids and are now off of them.

But sfz does not cause weight loss, unless the occasional GI quiziness that some patients get is making you eat less. Read more

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How long does sulfasalazine stay in your system?

How long does sulfasalazine stay in your system?

It depends: Sulfasalazine has a half life of 7.6 hr on avg. It's a short acting medication which is why it requires every 6-12 hour dosing. A drug is cleared from system entirely after 10 half lives so the drug should theoretically be cleared in 76 hrs or a little over 3 days. The metabolite of sulfasalazine, sulfapyridine has a half life of 10.4-14.8 h so it's cleared in 148 hrs from system Read more

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Methotrexate, hydrochloroquine, sulfasalazine, anyone with experience of these?

Methotrexate, hydrochloroquine, sulfasalazine, anyone with experience of these?

Yes!: This combination has been shown in recent publications to be as effective as treating RA versus the expensive biologics! Read more

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What laboratory tests should be monitored for a client taking sulfasalazine (azulfidine)?

What laboratory tests should be monitored for a client taking sulfasalazine (azulfidine)?

Azulfidine (sulfasalazine): "Complete blood counts, including differential white cell count and liver function tests, should be performed before starting Sulfasalazine and every second week during the first three months of therapy. During the second three months, the same tests should be done once monthly and thereafter once every three months, and as clinically indicated. Urinalysis and an assessment of renal function > Read more

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