AZULFIDINE Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 007073/001.

Names and composition

"AZULFIDINE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of SULFASALAZINE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
007073/001 AZULFIDINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ORAL 500MG
018605/001 AZULFIDINE SULFASALAZINE SUSPENSION/ORAL 250MG per 5ML
086983/001 AZULFIDINE SULFASALAZINE SUSPENSION/ORAL 250MG per 5ML

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
007073/001 AZULFIDINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ORAL 500MG
007073/002 AZULFIDINE EN-TABS SULFASALAZINE TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 500MG
083450/001 S.A.S.-500 SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ORAL 500MG
018605/001 AZULFIDINE SULFASALAZINE SUSPENSION/ORAL 250MG per 5ML
021243/001 AZULFIDINE EN-TABS SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ ORAL 500MG
086983/001 AZULFIDINE SULFASALAZINE SUSPENSION/ORAL 250MG per 5ML
075339/001 SULFASALAZINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 500MG
080197/001 SULFASALAZINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ORAL 500MG
084964/001 SULFASALAZINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ORAL 500MG
085828/001 SULFASALAZINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ORAL 500MG
086184/001 SULFASALAZINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ORAL 500MG
087197/001 SULFASALAZINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ORAL 500MG
088052/001 SULFASALAZINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 500MG
089339/001 SULFASALAZINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ORAL 500MG
089590/001 SULFASALAZINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ORAL 500MG
040349/001 SULFASALAZINE SULFASALAZINE TABLET/ORAL 500MG

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Answered questions

Sulfasalazine indication (Azulfidine EN-Tabs)?
Urinary disease? Asked by Amiee Avila 2 months ago.

It is indicated for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. It is also effective in several types of arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis. It's not indicated for urinary problems, in fact, it is contraindicated with urinary obstruction. Answered by Elizebeth Klenke 2 months ago.

IBD crohns disease ulcerative colitis Answered by Chana Jenista 2 months ago.


Azulfidine 1.5g has been ordered every twelve hours The available tablets are 500mg each. What amount will be?
Azulfidine 1.5g has been ordered every twelve hours The available tablets are 500mg each. What amount will be given? OK im alittle confused about this im not sure i got the right answer Asked by Laraine Mccaulley 2 months ago.

1.5 grams = 1500 mg. So, you have tabs in 500 mg each. You will give 3 tablets. :-) Answered by Donte Leofsky 2 months ago.


Can dilantin and toprol mix with azulfidine?
Asked by Matilda Lanphear 2 months ago.

Whenever you have a question regarding drugs and drug interaction, the person you should talk with is your local Pharmacist. They are highly trained in this area. Answered by Chantay Joyne 2 months ago.


Does anyone take this drug, Sulfasalazine?
I have been on Sulfasalazine (generic for Azulfidine) for years off and on for Ulcerative Colitis, my disease is very mild but I noticed last year that I started to get headaches and now they have got worse. Does anyone else have headaches with this drug? I appreciate your answers. Asked by Ozie Barbo 2 months ago.

The most common side effect is nausea but often this can be controlled by a reduction in dose. Sometimes other medications may be needed. Occasionally mouth ulcers, a sore mouth or loose bowel motions may occur. Certain patients may develop a headache or slight dizziness but adjusting the dosage may bring things under control. Please see the webpages for more details on Sulfasalazine (generic name) Azulfidine (brand name) Answered by Jerica Miklitz 2 months ago.

I've been on this drug for two months; so far the only side effects are nausea and dizziness occasionally. No headaches. Best wishes to you. Answered by Nina Chesnut 2 months ago.

no i haven't taken this drug Answered by Walter Rumpca 2 months ago.


Endocin &/or Azulphadin for Rheumatoid Arthritis? Comments?
I know someone who was cured from RA years ago. Endocin took the pain away in 2 days and after several months Azulphadin (or sp: Azulfadin) cured his disease. Anyone every hear of these medicines? Asked by Edmundo Kownacki 2 months ago.

Indocin (generic name is indomethacin) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces fever, pain and inflammation. Its been used for over 40 years as a anti-inflammatory. Indomethacin treats the pain, swelling and stiffness associated with arthritis, gout, bursitis or tendonitis. It is similar to ibuprofen (Motrin) and naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), but stronger. Indomethacin works by reducing the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are chemicals that the body uses to cause fever, pain and inflammation. Indomethacin blocks the enzymes that make prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase 1 and 2) and thereby reduces the levels of prostaglandins. As a result, fever, pain and inflammation are reduced. It is vaialble in a sustained (slow) release form (Indocin-SR). . The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach discomfort, heartburn, rash, headache, dizziness and drowsiness. Indomethacin may cause or worsen stomach or intestinal bleeding or ulcers. It may lead to perforation of the intestine. Indomethacin also can increase blood pressure and decrease kidney function. Individuals who have nasal polyps or are allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs should not use indomethacin because there is an increased risk of severe allergic reactions in these individuals. Because it can be hard on the stomach, it should be taken with food or immediately after meals to prevent stomach upset. Also consume a full glass (8 oz or 240 ml) of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug. Sustained release or long acting preparations must be swallowed whole. Azulfidine (Generic name: Sulfasalazine) is an anti-inflammatory medicine, primarily prescribed for the treatment ulcerative colitis . It is also used for RA as well. The most ommon side effects may include: abdominal pain, anemia, bluish skin, fever, headache, hives, inflammation of the mouth, itching, lack of appetite, nausea, rash, stomach distress, vomiting. Note: If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Azulfidine, salicylates (aspirin), or other sulfa drugs, you should not take Azulfidine. Other possible issues: Men taking Azulfidine may experience temporary infertility and a low sperm count. Skin and urine may become yellow-orange in color while taking Azulfidine. In addition, prolonged exposure to the sun should be avoided. If Azulfidine is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Azulfidine with the following: Digoxin (Lanoxin) Folic acid (a B-complex vitamin) Methotrexate (Rheumatrex) Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding Regarding dosages for RA, the usual dose of Azulfidine EN-tabs for adults is 2 grams a day, divided into smaller doses. Your doctor may have you start with a lower dose, then raise the dosage to 3 grams after 12 weeks. For children aged 6 and older, the typical recommended daily dosage is 30 to 50 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight, up to a maximum of 2 grams, taken in 2 equally divided doses. To reduce the chance of digestive side effects and other reactions, the doctor will probably start with a fraction of the typical dose and build up to it over a period of weeks. Children under 6 should not take this medicine. Answered by Zoraida Curatolo 2 months ago.

Hi, I suggest u some Ayurvedic treatment from a good doctor. U can also take "Rumalaya forte" [ayurvedic] 2 tablets in the morning and 2 in the evening but be sure to maintain a gap of atleast 60 minutes in this and other medicines u might be taking. Apply Rumalaya gel. Do this for atleast 6 months without any break. U will surely benifit Answered by Lina Dimarzio 2 months ago.


Rheumatoid arthritis?
I have a heart condition 3 heart stents and rheumatoid arthritis. Because of my heart they say they cant give me anything but pain medicine. I take a pain pill every morning before i can get out of bed plus steroid shot once a month. Is there anything safe out there to take besides pain pills. Asked by Latoya Yandle 2 months ago.

Imagine for a moment your arthritis completely vanishing right now. If, in a moment, your pain and stiffness melted away. And your joints all of a sudden functioned like a well-oiled machine. Like a magic wand was waived, you'd be able to jump up from your chair and run around the room like a kid. And imagine that you'd never have to suffer as much as a pinch of arthritis stiffness or pain ever again. I know this sounds impossible right now, but bear with me, because sometimes miracles happen. It was a gift from a woman on the other side of the world. From the kindness of her heart, she took pity on my suffering and taught me how to completely reverse my arthritis. Today, I want to do the same for you! Answered by Johnnie Altsisi 2 months ago.

Yoga and Pranayam are very promising to cure pain even in cancer patients. u can surely do pranayam which are breathing exercises , without any ill effect. Yoga u can do under proper guidance and just doing selected asanas will help you for sure. People have experienced relief of pain caused due to many diseases. And there are no side effects. Only you have to take care while doing yogasanas. Lot of information is available on Internet . India is best place where you can learn the proper and original technique . You can give it a chance. Answered by Brigida Clagg 2 months ago.

Hey I have it. Now I'm a Vet. and depend on sorry veterans healthcare, but I found a Doctor to percribe me predisone 5mg. a day. it helps and I take 8 50 mg. Ultram a day,8 500 mg tyenol, and 500 mg. Lodiene 2 times a day. But I still have mornings where I wish I had a sawed off shotgun. Answered by Francisco Shybut 2 months ago.

Have you tried Glucosamine joint food?, it comes in tablet or powder form and you can buy it from the pharmacy or health food shop. Answered by Eusebio Elquist 2 months ago.


Is anyone being diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and what treatment you have been subjected to?
41 female with stressy job was diagnosed with a s on aug 06 Asked by Aretha Louck 2 months ago.

I was diagnosed with AS 15 years ago - I had AS symptoms for about 5-7 years before that, but it was never diagnosed properly. I have been treated - more or less successfully - with NSAIDs since diagnosis, particularly a comibination of indocin and azulfidine. Over the years I had to step up dosages of both to slow the progression and am at close to maximum safe dosage. I have tried other NSAIDs (don't remember which) in lieu of azulfidine, but they were not as effective for me. For a while I was on methotrexate, in lieu of one or the other of indocin/azulfidine (don't remember which) - but suffered dearly from the side effects. I have had cortisteroid (Prednizone) tapers in the past to take particular edges off and to treat recurrent uveitis (I have also been on eye drop regimes during uveitis episodes). Since I am being treated well-enough with the NSAIDs, there has never been serious discussion about moving me to Enbrel or Remicade. I have had some physical therapy at times in the past to keep the soft tissue around the spine flexible, but I never found that particularly useful. I know several women with AS, and they have been treated very differently than me - I don't think it is a gender thing. Rather, I think the different treatment regimes reflect different types of symptoms. Good luck with it. Answered by Chaya Washell 2 months ago.

Ankylosing spondylitis I did not suffer from this but I have known the patients who had this and the treatments given Ankylosing spondylitis (AS; also known as Bechterew's disease; Bechterew syndrome; Marie Strümpell disease / Marie Struempell disease) is a chronic, painful, progressive inflammatory arthritis primarily affecting spine and sacroiliac joints, causing eventual fusion of the spine; it is a member of the group of the autoimmune spondyloarthropathies with a probable genetic predisposition. Complete fusion results in a complete rigidity of the spine, a condition known as bamboo spine. The treatment of ankylosing spondylitis involves the use of medications to reduce inflammation or suppress immunity, physical therapy, and exercise. Medications decrease inflammation in the spine, and other joints and organs. Physical therapy and exercise help improve posture, spine mobility and lung capacity. Please consult your doctor who will give you the required treatement depending of the circumstances. Please also see my socurce websites given below: Answered by Roselle Picini 2 months ago.

I don't have it, but I am a massage student A S is a progressive inflammatory arthritis of the spine, it begins as stiffness and pain around the sacrum w/ referred pain down the back of the buttocks and into the legs... it has acute and sub acute stages and once into the advanced stages causes the vertabrae to fuse together. You can try massage so long as you are in the sub acute stages--it can definitely help with releasing endorphins which are natural pain killers that your body produces, but never get one when in an acute stage... exercise and physical therapy can help with maintaining flexability... exercise and maintaining proper posture are your best bets for dealing with this.. and also you can be prescribed pain relievers and anti inflammatories. Just make sure anything you do, you talk to your physician first before trying it for the first time and always follow his/her advice carefully. good luck to you! Answered by Tilda Phyfiher 2 months ago.

Physiotherapy and Exercise helpful in keeping the spine mobile. Drugs mainly pain relievers in moderate and severe cases. ,. As a a palliative measure radiotherapy but its effectivity is less. No place for surgery. Answered by Julianna Estep 2 months ago.


Ulcerative Colitis and fertility.. Help?
Also I'd like to ask could these of been the causes too, I was drinking smirnoff 2 weeks before i found out i was pregnant and then when i did find out i got sick, with a cold or something. could the drinking cause it or the sickness? i really think it was my husbands sperm but i'm not 100% on this. Asked by Lillia Reindel 2 months ago.

My Husband & I want more kids someday. He has a condition called Ulcerative Colistis, and takes this medication called Lialda (sulfasalazine (Azulfidine).. And I read that it can cause Reduction of Sperm function ..What the hell does that mean? lol. could this of been the cause of my miscarriage? I miscarried at 7 weeks but the baby stopped growing at 6 weeks, and when we concieved our son he was on another medication. Also, What are the chances of me miscarrying again if I got pregnant again? Help! Answered by Chery Zeek 2 months ago.

Miscarriages can seem tragic at the time, but know that it's natures way of allowing you to have a very healthy baby one day and bringing that healthy baby to full term. If you are trying to conceive, dont drink! If for no other reason than you want to signal to the universe that you are serious about getting pregnant and remaining alcohol-free throughout your pregnancy. As for your husbands medication, I would think that it may lower sperm count but its not going to chromosomally affect his sperm. If with his low sperm count you do get pregnant, there is no reason his medications should affect your fetus. Good luck! Answered by Shanel Braff 2 months ago.

There could b another one so b careful Answered by Verlene Jardel 2 months ago.


Do you suffer from, or is the onset of arthritis starting to make it's presence known?
Rheumatoid arthritis runs in my family, I can't go a night without waking up from the pain in my shoulders. Is there any medication that can help? Asked by Claudio Jolina 2 months ago.

DMARDS -- Disease modifying Anti-rheumatic drugs are many -- They are best used at the early stages of RA, but can help throughout. Commonly used oral DMARDs: Antimalarial medications such as hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) or chloroquine (Aralen) Leflunomide (Arava) Methotrexate such as Rheumatrex Sulfasalazine such as Azulfidine Less commonly used oral DMARDs: Azathioprine such as Imuran Cyclophosphamide such as Cytoxan or Neosar Cyclosporine such as Neoral or Sandimmune Gold salts such as Ridaura or Aurolate Minocycline such as Dynacin or Minocin Penicillamine such as Cuprimine or Depen Biological DMARDs: Abatacept (Orencia) Adalimumab (Humira) Anakinra (Kineret) Etanercept (Enbrel) Infliximab (Remicade) Rituximab (Rituxan) Also NSAIDS -- None steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs such as Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Naproxen Sodium and so on can help with inflammation and pain. Immunosuppressant drugs can help immensely but have to be used with care due to side effects and the effects of a suppressed immune system -- Corticosteroids like prednisone are commonly used. Finally stronger opioid analgesics (painkillers) are prescribed for pain that cannot be controlled through other means -- Darvocet, Vicodin, Lortab, Codeine products and so on would fall into this category. Usually a combination of all treatments with lifestyle modification is the best combination treatment. A rheumatologist would be your best bet for the most informed doctor to manage your RA. Good luck, Answered by Rolland Fedewa 2 months ago.


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