Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Azulfidine
  2. Azulfidine Entabs
  3. Sulfazine
  4. Sulfazine EC

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Alti-Sulfasalazine
  2. Salazopyrin

Descriptions


Sulfasalazine is used to treat and prevent ulcerative colitis. It works inside the bowels by helping to reduce the inflammation and other symptoms of the disease.

Sulfasalazine enteric-coated tablets are used to treat adults and children with rheumatoid arthritis in patients who have not been helped by or who cannot tolerate other medicines (eg, salicylates or NSAIDs) for rheumatoid arthritis.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, sulfasalazine is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Tablet, Enteric Coated