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Azulfidine EN-Tabs

Azulfidine®
(sulfasalazine) Tablets, USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

AZULFIDINE Tablets contain sulfasalazine, 500 mg, for oral administration.

Therapeutic Classification: Anti-inflammatory agent.

Chemical Designation: 5-([p-(2-pyridylsulfamoyl)phenyl]azo) salicylic acid.

Chemical Structure:

Azulfidine® (sulfasalazine) Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Formula: C18H14N4O5S

What are the possible side effects of sulfasalazine oral (Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-tabs, Sulfazine)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using sulfasalazine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fever, sore throat, or other flu symptoms;
  • pale skin, easy bruising;
  • dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • pain or burning when you urinate;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • the appearance of a whole tablet...

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What are the precautions when taking sulfasalazine delayed release tablets (Azulfidine EN-Tabs)?

Before taking sulfasalazine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to sulfa drugs; or to aspirin and related drugs (salicylates, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen); or to mesalamine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: intestinal blockage, urinary blockage, kidney disease, liver disease, blood disorders (such as aplastic anemia, porphyria), a certain genetic condition (G6PD deficiency), asthma, severe allergies, current/recent/returning infections.

This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/21/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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