Buy Azulfidine Online
Also known as: SALAZOPYRIN, SULFASALAZIN, SAAZ DS
Active ingredient: Sulfasalazine
Product Code: PR10384
What is this drug?
Azulfidine is used to treat ulcerative colitis. Azulfidine is a brand name for the Generic drug Sulfasalazine. In actuality it is not curative for the condition but helps by reducing the symptoms and its recurrence rate. In delayed release form it is also used to treat Rheumatoid arthritis.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Azulfidine is a salicylate and decreases the inflammation of the tissues. However, its exact mechanism of action to alleviate the symptoms of Ulcerative colitis is not clear.
Looking after your drug
Store it in a cool and dry place away from the reach of children.
How to take the medication?
Take it orally after meals with almost 250 ml of water. It is recommended to increase the water intake while using the drug.
For ulcerative colitis the dose is 500 mg 8 hourly and may be gradually increased to 1g 8 hourly. Consult your doctor for exact dose.
Consult your doctor right away.
If it is time for your next dose then skip the missed dose or else take it as soon as you remember. Do not double dose.
Warnings and Precautions
It may interact with anticoagulants and beta-blockers. Use with caution
Possible Side Effects
o Dark color urine
o Steven Johnson syndrome – rare but life threatening
When Azulfidine should not be used?
Should not be used in the elderly and children below the age of 2 years
How long should you take Azulfidine?
As long as prescribed.