Sulfasalazine is highly effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. The drug acts as a salicylate, thus it reduces inflammation. You doctor may prescribe this medicine for the treatment of other medical conditions as per his discretion.
Take the drug along with some water, after food. Make sure that your increase your fluid intake when seeking treatment with Sulfasalazine. Doses should be taken within 8 hours and should not be missed.
Dizziness as well as drowsiness may occur in patient taking Sulfasalazine. Thus, it is advised that driving and unsafe activities should be avoided. Also avoid consuming alcohol as it can make you dizzy. The drug will also make your skin more sensitive to light, thus protect your skin when you go out in the sun. It can also cause discoloration of the urine.
Some medical problems may hinder the effectiveness of the drug, thus inform you medical practitioner if you have asthma, kidney problems, blood problems, thyroid problems and any allergies.
Also give him a list of all the medicines that you are taking presently. Make sure to include prescription drugs as well as over the counter medicines that you take.
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Ssn - ds 1000mg tablet dr is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of Sulfasalazine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Sulfasalazine as ingredient
The active constituent of this medicine comprises of sulfapyridine and aspirin (5-aminosalicylic acid) acts as an antimetabolite. It interferes with the production of immune system cells and inhibits TNF or Tumor Necrosis Factor that plays a vital part in the immune response.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
Dixin 3Mg/5Ml Syrup
Purinetone 50Mg Tablet
Azap 50Mg Tablet
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