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Saaz Tablet DR



Introduction of Saaz Tablet DR

Saaz Tablet DR is used in the treatment of certain joint diseases and inflammatory bowel diseases. It slows down the progression of the disease and controls the symptoms of the disease.

Saaz Tablet DR should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an stomach upset. Take it regularly and at the same time of each day to get the most benefit from the medicine. Take it with plenty of water to avoid kidney problems such as kidney stones. Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Saaz Tablet DR may cause few side effects such as headache, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight loss. It may also cause discoloration of your skin, urine and tears, which is usually normal. While taking this medicine, it is important to get your blood tests done on regular basis to monitor your liver function, kidney function and levels of your blood components.

Saaz Tablet DR side effects

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Oligospermia (low sperm count)

How to use Saaz Tablet DR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Saaz Tablet DR is to be taken with food.

How Saaz Tablet DR works

Saaz Tablet DR is a Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatoid Drug (DMARD). It works by suppressing the overactivity of the immune system in autoimmune diseases and blocks the chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling). It has an additional anti-bacterial property which helps prevent bacterial growth.

Saaz Tablet DR related warnings

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Saaz Tablet DR
Saaz Tablet DR is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Saaz Tablet DR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Saaz Tablet DR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Saaz Tablet DR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Saaz Tablet DR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Saaz Tablet DR is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Saaz Tablet DR?

If you miss a dose of Saaz Tablet DR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Saaz Tablet DR to control the symptoms and slow down the progression of inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It may take 6-8 weeks for Saaz Tablet DR to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Saaz Tablet DR in order to avoid kidney problems such as kidney stones.
  • It may cause a deficiency of folic acid. Take the supplements as suggested by the doctor.
  • Do not take Saaz Tablet DR if you are allergic to sulfa drugs or aspirin.
  • It may discolour your skin, urine, saliva and tears an orange/yellow colour. This is normal and not harmful.
  • Regular blood tests to monitor your liver function, kidney function, and the levels of your blood components are required while taking this medicine.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Saaz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Cardisip
Brand(s): Thioprinz
Brand(s): Rifol, Folistar, Folacid

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Saaz

i m suffering from ankylosing spondylitis. best suggestions to reduce symptom
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Along with above Treatment and Exercises take Tab Saaz-500 twice daily for 1 month
Severe pain in left foot and right thigh from almost 2 months.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
You have Ankylosing Spondylitis you need to exercise all joints of your body daily Especially hips, spine and mouth Take Tab Indocap-SR twice daily and Tab Flotrip-forte thrice daily for 6-7days and Tab SAAZ 500mg once daily for 2 monthsAlso meet a Rheumatologist for the same
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User Feedback


Q. Is Saaz a steroid or a painkiller?

Saaz is neither a steroid nor a painkiller. It is an anti-inflammatory medicine. It is used to treat and manage ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease in which the intestines become inflamed (swelling of intestines). It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (painful joint disease).

Q. What is Saaz and what is it used for?

Saaz belongs to a group of medicines called aminosalicylates. It is an anti-inflammatory disease and is used to treat bowel inflammation, diarrhea (stool frequency), rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. In rheumatoid arthritis, it helps prevent damage to the joints and works slowly to reduce swelling and stiffness in your joints.

Q. I have been prescribed Saaz for rheumatoid arthritis. When can I expect the pain in joints to be better?

Saaz does not work right away. It takes about 6 to 12 weeks to deliver the full effect.You may start feeling better in 4 weeks after starting Saaz, but it can vary from person to person and some of the patients may notice improvement after 3 months. Consumption of medicine should not be stopped without consulting your doctor.

Q. For how long do I need to take Saaz?

If you are able to tolerate Saaz which means the side effects do not bother you, then you have to continue Saaz till disease remains in remission.

Q. Does the use of Saaz for the treatment of arthritis affect the kidney function?

Though it is uncommon, Saaz may affect your kidney function. Therefore, it is important that your kidney function remains normal before you start taking Saaz. If during treatment with Saaz your kidney functions become abnormal, you should consult your doctor.

Q. Do I need to get any blood tests done while on Saaz therapy?

Your doctor will advise you blood tests to check your blood cell counts and your kidney function before starting your treatment and regularly during treatment. The tests should also be done to measure substances produced by your liver known as enzymes (liver function tests) and urine for protein and blood before you start treatment and at regular intervals.

Q. Can Saaz affect my fertility?

Decreased sperm count and infertility have been reported in some males. These may disappear once Saaz is discontinued.

Q. Can I take azathioprine along with Saaz?

You should avoid using Saaz with azathioprine since there are chances of decrease in blood cell count, which can be a serious side effect.

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