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Patients should be informed of the possibility of adverse effects and of the need for careful medical supervision. The occurrence of sore throat, fever, pallor, purpura or jaundice may indicate a serious blood disorder. Should any of these occur, the patient should seek medical advice.
Patients should be instructed to take AZULFIDINE EN-tabs (sulfasalazine delayed release tablets) in evenly divided doses, preferably after meals, and to swallow the tablets whole. Additionally, patients should be advised that sulfasalazine may produce an orange-yellow discoloration of the urine or skin.
Patients with ulcerative colitis should be made aware that ulcerative colitis rarely remits completely, and that the risk of relapse can be substantially reduced by continued administration of AZULFIDINE EN-tabs (sulfasalazine delayed release tablets) at a maintenance dosage.
Rheumatoid arthritis rarely remits. Therefore, continued administration of AZULFIDINE EN-tabs is indicated. Patients requiring sulfasalazine should follow up with their physicians to determine the need for continued administration.
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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