Sulfasalazine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Sulfasalazine?

(sul fa SAL a zeen)

• This medicine is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

• This medicine is used to treat ulcerative colitis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• This medicine may change the color of urine, sweat, and tears to yellow or orange color.

• This medicine may stain contact lenses.

• Protect clothing and fabrics from staining.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Be careful if you have G6PD deficiency. Anemia may occur.

• Sperm counts and motility can be decreased. This is reversible within 2 months after the medicine is stopped.

• Tell healthcare provider if you...

 
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