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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. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...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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Can the arthritis drug sulfasalazine cause mouth ulcers?

Can the arthritis drug sulfasalazine cause mouth ulcers?

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 your prescribing medical doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Severe RA. dr. prescribed Actemra (tocilizumab) inj. plaqunil. methotrexate.Sulfasalazine. norco.folic acid.What 2 watch out for? Any concerns from theses drugs?

Severe RA. dr. prescribed Actemra (tocilizumab) inj. plaqunil. methotrexate.Sulfasalazine. norco.folic acid.What 2 watch out for? Any concerns from theses drugs?

Sounds right.: Severe RA requires serious medications. I do not see any drug-drug problems. But individually these meds require monitoring and an awareness of what can go wrong. You absolutely must review your concerns with your doc who is paid to educate you about the risks and benefits of treatment and making an informed decision about your care. ...Read more

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Can the arthritis drug sulfasalazine cause mouth ulcers and a sore mouth?

Can the arthritis drug sulfasalazine cause mouth ulcers and a sore mouth?

Check with doc: Check with your doc, you may be allergic to it-try switching to a different med. ...Read more

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I am using tab salazopyrin 500mg,but now tab is not available in karachi market,plz advice subsitute.

I am using tab salazopyrin 500mg,but now tab is not available in karachi market,plz advice subsitute.

Sulfasalazine: Sulfasalazine is the generic name for Azulfidine (sulfasalazine) and Salazopyrin. It is used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. See your physician if the generic is not available. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682204.html ...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: 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

Dr. Warren Foster
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