| sulfasalazine Ec |
Azulfidine, Sulfasalazine, Sulfazine Ec
Sulfasalazine is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis; or stomach pain, rectal bleeding, and diarrhea caused by ulcerative colitis.
- Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
- Keep from freezing.
- If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
- Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, drowsiness, and seizures.
Salazopyrin sulfasalazine EC
Sulfasalazine Azulfidine |
- Take this with a full glass of water, with food or after meals to prevent stomach upset.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of fluid daily unless otherwise directed.
- The coated tablets must be swallowed whole.
- Do not crush or chew them.
- The coating helps to prevent stomach upset.
- The liquid suspension form of Sulfasalazine Ec must be shaken well before measuring each dose.
- Sulfasalazine Ec may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness, dizziness or trouble sleeping during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
- If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor.
- May cause urine to be orange-brown in color.
- This is not harmful and will disappear when the medication is stopped.
- Sulfasalazine Ec increases sensitivity to sunlight.
- Notify your doctor if your condition worsens or you develop: easy bruising.
- Rarely, Sulfasalazine Ec can cause serious, even fatal, side effects such as a severe peeling skin rash known as Stevens- Johnson syndrome, blood disorders (e.g., agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia), or liver damage.
- Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms: skin rash or blisters, unusual fatigue, persistent sore throat or fever, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, abdominal pain.
- In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Sulfasalazine Ec, seek medical attention immediately.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Before using Sulfasalazine Ec, tell your doctor your medical history, including: liver or kidney diseases, blood disorders, drug allergies.
- Sulfasalazine Ec may make you more prone to sunburn.
- Wear protective clothing and a sunscreen when outdoors.
- Before using Sulfasalazine Ec, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
- Sulfasalazine Ec is excreted into breast milk and may have an effect on a nursing infant.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of all the medicines you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of: warfarin, methotrexate, cyclosporine, certain oral drugs used for diabetes (sulfonylureas), phenytoin, oral PABA, aspirin or aspirin-like drugs (NSAIDs), digoxin, folic acid.
- Sulfasalazine Ec may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills.
- Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.