DISEASE-MODIFYING ANTIRHEUMATIC DRUG (DMARD)
Azulfidine is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat ulcerative colitis. Azulfidine is also prescribed off-label to treat rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, psoriatic arthritis, and spondylitis. Azulfidine is also known by its drug name, Sulfasalazine.
Azulfidine is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD), a type of medication that suppresses the immune system and fights inflammation. Scientists do not yet have a good understanding of how Azulfidine works.
How do I take it?
Azulfidine is generally taken in three to six divided doses throughout the day.
Azulfidine comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Azulfidine lists common side effects including headache, fever, itching, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and lowered sperm count.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Azulfidine include liver failure, kidney problems, blood disorders such as anemia, and neurological issues including depression, meningitis, seizures, and hearing loss.
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Azulfidine – RxList