Brand Names : Salazopyrin EN-Tabs, S.A.S.-500, S.A.S. Enteric-500, salazosulfapyridine, salicylazosulfapyridine, sulphasalazine, Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-Tabs, Alti-Sulfasalazine, PMS-Sulfasalazine, PMS-Sulfasalazine E.C., Salazopyrin
- Antirheumatic, disease-modifying
- Bowel disease, inflammatory, suppressant
Sulfasalazine (sul-fa-SAL-a-zeen), a sulfa medicine,
is used to prevent and treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative
colitis. It works inside the bowel by helping to reduce the inflammation and
other symptoms of the disease. Sulfasalazine is sometimes given with other
medicines to treat inflammatory bowel disease.
Sulfasalazine is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis in patients who
have not been helped by or who cannot tolerate other medicines for rheumatoid
Sulfasalazine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage forms:
Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Enteric-coated tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
- Azulfidine EN-Tabs
In Canada -
- PMS-Sulfasalazine E.C.
- Salazopyrin EN-Tabs
- S.A.S. Enteric-500
Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.
Other commonly used names are salazosulfapyridine
, and sulphasalazine