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Salazopyrin En Tabs Gastroenterology Drug
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is sulfasalazine considered a sulfa drug? Why would my rheumatologist prescribe it for me when I have lupus?
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 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
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
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?
No: Sulfasalazine is a class of drugs used to treat inflammation in the colon. Stenosis, or stricturing is usually a sign of severe disease. This will require a stronger class of medication (such as immunomodulator or biologic) or surgery to treat. If it is a stenosis in the setting of ulcerative colitis, this is more concerning and surgery and usually treated by surgery. ...Read more
Probably, but ask OB: Adverse events have not been observed in animal reproduction studies.Sulfasalazine and sulfapyridine cross the placenta; a potential for kernicterus in the newborn exists.Based on available data, an increase in malformations in the developing fetus has not been observed following maternal use of sulfasalazine. As always, discuss this with both OB and your rheumatogist.Do not stop meds on your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer