What is Azulfidine?
Azulfidine is a brand name of the drug, containing Sulfasalazine as an active ingredient. Sulfasalazine is known to possess anti-inflammatory activity and is thus used to treat Rheumatoid arthritis. It is a prescription-only medication.
Sulfasalazine (Drug class: Anti-inflammatory, Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), 5-Aminosalicylic acid derivatives)
Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) available dosage forms
It is available in the following dosage forms:
Each tab contains 500mg of Sulfasalazine, to be administered orally.
What is it used for?
Azulfidine (sulfasalazine) is indicated for the treatment of
- Ulcerative Colitis (Tablets are used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, as well as as a supplement to other treatments for severe ulcerative colitis. It is also indicated to prolong the remission interval in between acute episodes of ulcerative colitis.)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
When administer sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) to a patient?
The tablets dosage should be modified according to each person’s response and tolerance.
Monitoring while Azulfidine tablets usage
Complete blood count (CBC) Urinalysis and a renal function test (LFT) should be performed on a regular basis when taking tabs.
How to treat Sulfasalazine overdose?
- Gastric lavage
- Emesis and catharsis
- Urine Alkalinization
Is it safe to use Sulfasalazine during pregnancy?
It is a pregnancy category B medication. This medication should only be used during pregnancy if absolutely necessary.
Sulfasalazine drug interactions
When Sulfasalazine is administered concomitantly with folic acid and digoxin a reduction in folic acid and digoxin absorption is observed.
Azulfidine Tablets Contraindications
The tablets are contraindicated in the following conditions
- Intestinal obstruction
- Urinary obstruction
- Sulfasalazine, sulfasalazine metabolites, sulfonamides, or salicylates hypersensitivity
Other Market names
Azulfidine medicine is also available in the market under the following brand names
- Azulfidine-En tabs