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Azulfidine En Tabs Medication
Can you tell me if on taking these with my colitis medication which I take daily i.e. sulfasalazine?
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I have ulcerative colitis and in the last 4 months have been on 3 different medication, apriso made me sick, lialda did nothing now I am on azulfidine and prednizone. I am not getting worst, but I am not getting any better. I put myself on a low re
Other options: There are other options, which can be considered, including biologic agents. See an experienced gastroenterologist. ...Read more
What do you think of the combination of celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine to treat RA beside taking other medications such as methotrexate and Enbrel? Instead of Norco or motrin or tramadol
Depends on severity:
It depends on the severity and activity of your RA.
Enbrel and Methotrexate are great drugs if you have active. If it is not active Celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine are alternatives. We discourage people to use narcotic painkillers for non cancer pain for the long term since it is very addictive and people become tolerant for the doses and expect increasing doses ...Read more
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
Yes, sometimes: Up until the 80s 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
Is sulfasalazine considered a sulfa drug? Why would my rheumatologist prescribe it for me when I have lupus?
It does not treat: Lupus! Check what it is used for on the web. Talk to your doctor, you possibly may have been misunderstood! ...Read more
Yes: As is the case with other sulfonamide drugs, sulfasalazine can sometimes evoke a reaction known as "erythema multiforme", which can cause mouth ulcers and characteristic skin rash. If you experience this reaction, you should discontinue the medication and contact you're prescribing medical doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
How does sulfasalazine measure up to other 5-asa drugs such as asacol (mesalamine) and colazal for ulcerative colitis?
Severe RA. dr. prescribed Actemra (tocilizumab) inj. Plaqunil. Methotrexate. Sulfasalazine. Norco.folic acid. What 2 watch out for? Any concerns from these drugs?
All drugs have: Side-effects, but this combination is usually well tolerated! ...Read more
Check with doc: Check with your doc, you may be allergic to it-try switching to a different med. ...Read more
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
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
I was unable to take sulfasalazine for three days. I took sulfasalazine again & myabdomen has hurt alot more than normal my pain is sharp & everywhere?
Azulfidine (sulfasalazine): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/sulfasalazine-side-effects.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Does taking methotrexate and sulfasalazine cause you to get sick more often and for a longer duration?
Yes!: This combination has been shown in recent publications to be as effective as treating RA versus the expensive biologics! ...Read more
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