Generic Azulfidine is used for the treatment of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, as adjunctive therapy (with other medications) in the treatment of severe ulcerative colitis, for the treatment of Crohn's disease, for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. Generic Azulfidine is a sulfonamide that decreases inflammation and help regulate the immune system in various areas of the body. Azulfidine is also known as Sulfasalazine. Generic name of Generic Azulfidine is Sulfasalazine. Brand name of Generic Azulfidine is Azulfidine.
Doses range: from 500 mg to 2000 mg, and dosing intervals range: from every 6 hours to every 12 hours, depending on the clinical condition of the patient.
Generic Azulfidine should be taken with a full glass of water after meals or with food to minimize stomach upset.
Patients with kidney diseases may need to use lower doses of Generic Azulfidine.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Generic Azulfidine suddenly.
Azulfidine Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Generic Azulfidine and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Azulfidine More Info
Active Ingredient: Sulfasalazine.
Other Ingredients: Povidones, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide,
Do not take Generic Azulfidine if you are allergic to Generic Azulfidine components or to a salicylate (eg, aspirin) or a sulfonamide (eg, sulfisoxazole).
Be veru careful with Generic Azulfidine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
Do not take Generic Azulfidine if you have the blood disease porphyria or a blockage of the intestine or urinary tract.
Some medical conditions may interact with Generic Azulfidine.
Be veru careful with Generic Azulfidine if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
Be veru careful with Generic Azulfidine if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
Be veru careful with Generic Azulfidine if you have kidney or liver problems, a blood disorder, a gastrointestinal infection, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, or asthma.
Some medicines may interact with Generic Azulfidine.
Be veru careful with Generic Azulfidine if you are taking anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) or methotrexate because the actions and side effects of these medicines may be increased; anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) or beta-blockers (eg, propranolol) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Generic Azulfidine; methenamine because the risk of crystals in the urine is increased.
Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed.
Do not use this medicine for other health conditions.
If using this medicine for an extended period of time, obtain refills before your supply runs out.
It can be dangerous to stop Generic Azulfidine taking suddenly.