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SAAZ DS 1000 MG TABLET

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Composition for SAAZ

Sulfasalazine(1000 mg)

food interaction for SAAZ

alcohol interaction for SAAZ

pregnancy interaction for SAAZ

lactation interaction for SAAZ

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Saaz ds 1000 mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Saaz ds 1000 mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for SAAZ

Sulfasalazine(1000 mg)

Uses

Saaz ds 1000 mg tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and crohn disease.

How it works

Saaz ds 1000 mg tablet is formed by combining two chemicals salicylate and sulfapyridine. When taken orally, the sulfapyridine moiety is absorbed from the gut into the body, whereas the salicylate moiety remains in the gut. In inflammatory bowel disease, salicylate act locally to reduce inflammation by decreasing the formation of chemicals called prostaglandins. In rheumatoid arthritis, the sulfapyridine absorbed in the body reduces pain and inflammation.

Common side effects

Pale colored skin, Abdominal pain, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Diarrhoea, Headache, Loss of appetite, Rash, Sore throat, Stomach pain, Stomach upset, Itching, Urticaria, Vomiting, Fever

Common Dosage for SAAZ DS 1000 MG TABLET

Patients taking SAAZ DS 1000 MG TABLET

  • 57%
    Twice A Day
  • 26%
    Once A Day
  • 14%
    Thrice A Day
  • 1%
    Alternate Day
  • 1%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES for SAAZ

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Expert advice for SAAZ

  • Do not start or continue sulfasalazine and consult your doctor if you are allergic to sulfasalazine or any of the components in the medicine, or any other sulfa drug.
  • Do not give sulfasalazine to children <2 years of age.
  • Drink adequate water ( altest 6 glasses a day).
  • You may be required to undergo blood and urine tests before starting and thereafter regularly at intervals, to monitor your safety.
  • The drug can give an orange colour to your urine or skin. This is  a harmless reaction.
  • Immediately consult your doctor  if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Frequently asked questions for SAAZ

Sulfasalazine

Q.What is sulfasalazine used for?
Sulfasalazine is used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (diseases of bowel characterized by recurring and remitting episodes of diarrhea and abdominal pain; these include ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) as well as severe rheumatoid arthritis (disease where the body's immune system attacks one's own organs, especially the small joints causing pain, swelling and deformity)

Q.How does it work?
Sulfasalazine is formed by combining two chemicals salicylate and sulfapyridine. In inflammatory bowel disease, salicylate act locally to reduce inflammation by decreasing the formation of chemicals called prostaglandins. In rheumatoid arthritis, the sulfapyridine absorbed in the body reduces pain and inflammation

Q.Can I take sulfasalazine with ibuprofen/ prednisolone/ naproxen/ aspirin/ Tylenol (paracetamol)/ omeprazole/ probiotic/ tramadol?
Sulfasalazine is usually prescribed with a steroid like prednisolone for immediate relief of symptoms of both inflammatory bowel disease (diseases of bowel characterized by recurring and remitting episodes of diarrhea and abdominal pain; these include ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) as well as rheumatoid arthritis. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with pain-relieving medication like ibuprofen/ naproxen/ aspirin/ paracetamol; although these drugs may be used with caution in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Omeprazole/ probiotic/ tramadol can be used with sulfasalazine. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding concomitant drugs.

What our users are saying about SAAZ DS 1000 MG TABLET

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)