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Sulfasalazine (Systemic)

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

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

  • 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 arthritis.

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)
  • Enema (Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Azulfidine
  • Azulfidine EN-Tabs

In Canada -

  • Alti-Sulfasalazine
  • PMS-Sulfasalazine
  • PMS-Sulfasalazine E.C.
  • Salazopyrin
  • Salazopyrin EN-Tabs
  • S.A.S.-500
  • S.A.S. Enteric-500

Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.

Other commonly used names are salazosulfapyridine , salicylazosulfapyridine , and sulphasalazine .


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