sulfasalazine

Adult
Uses
  • ulcerative colitis
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • intestinal or urinary obstruction, porphyria
Drug interactions
  • folic acid, digoxin
Cautions
  • caution with liver and kidney dysfunction, blood dyscrasias, or asthma
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • anorexia
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • gastric distress
  • reversible oligospermia
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
500mg; 2g/day in divided doses
Monitoring
  • liver function tests
  • renal function tests
  • serum uric acid
Source of Suggestion