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(sulfasalazine) Delayed Release Tablets, USP
AZULFIDINE EN-tabs Tablets contain sulfasalazine, formulated in a delayed release tablet (enteric-coated), 500 mg, for oral administration.
AZULFIDINE EN-tabs (sulfasalazine delayed release tablets) Tablets are film coated with cellulose acetate phthalate to retard disintegration of the tablet in the stomach and reduce potential irritation of the gastric mucosa.
Therapeutic Classification: Anti-inflammatory agent and/or immunomodulatory agent.
Chemical Designation: 5-([p-(2-pyridylsulfamoyl)phenyl]azo) salicylic acid.
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...
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.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: intestinal blockage, urinary blockage, a certain blood disorder (porphyria).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, blood disorders (e.g., aplastic anemia), a certain...
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/30/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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