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UCTD. Uncontrolled symptoms. Unable to tolerate regular dose of plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) MTX only mildly effective, allergic to sulfasalazine. What else to try?

UCTD. Uncontrolled  symptoms. Unable to tolerate regular dose of plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) MTX only mildly effective, allergic to sulfasalazine. What else to try?

Treat the cause : instead of meds think about the cause. Autoimmune diseases like this can be triggered by environmental factors like molds foods chemical pollutants and nutritional factors. To learn more about treat the cause Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

Dr. Jeremy Adler
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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: Sulfasalazine has been used for 70 years to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The enteric formulation - delayed release - was created to help lessen gastrointestinal side effects particularly stomach upset. You should review this with your rheumatologist. ...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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Who should not take Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)?

Who should not take Azulfidine (sulfasalazine)?

Azulfidine (sulfasalazine): "Sulfasalazine tablets are contraindicated in: Patients with intestinal or urinary obstruction, Patients with porphyria as sulfonamides have been reported to precipitate an acute attack, Patients hypersensitive to Sulfasalazine, its metabolites, sulfonamides, or salicylates." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/sulfasalazine.html ...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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Does anyone have problems with this drug, sulfasalazine?

Does anyone have problems with this drug, sulfasalazine?

Yes, sometimes: Up until the 80's we only had sulasalazine for uc. The main problems were headace and some rqshes usually due to the sulfapyridine moiety. Pure Mesalamine drugs such as asacol, (mesalamine) lialda, Balsalazide and others do not contain the sulapyridine part and therefore don't have as many problems with the drug. However sulfasalazine is still cheap and useful and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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