Medicine Overview of Salazar Tablet DR
Side effects of Salazar Tablet DR
Nausea, Headache, Skin rash, Loss of appetite, Increased body temperature.
How to use Salazar 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. It is better to take Salazar 500mg Tablet DR with food.
How Salazar Tablet DR works
Salazar 500mg tablet dr blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain autoimmune diseases. It suppresses the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the disease.
In Depth Information on Salazar Tablet DR
Expert advice for Salazar Tablet DR
- Inform your doctor if you ever had any form of drug allergy.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
- Inform your doctor if you have a fertility problem. Salazar may cause a fall in sperm count, so may lead to a temporary decrease in male fertility, but can be reversed if treatment is stopped.
- Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any blood disease e.g. G6PD deficiency.
- Your doctor may ask to get some blood test before you start treatment and also during the course of treatment.
- You may have to wait for 6 to 12 weeks to get the full effect.
- You may experience loss of appetite and nausea when treatment is started.
- Your urine may change color (to orange) but there is nothing to worry about.
- Drink plenty of water while on treatment with Salazar. This helps to prevent kidney stone and kidney damage.
- You should tell your doctor about all medicines you are taking or plan to take. This includes ayurvedic or herbal/naturopathic medicines.
- Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the following problems: a sore throat or fever or any sign of infection.
Special precautions for Salazar 500mg Tablet DR
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Salazar 500mg Tablet DR is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Salazar 500mg Tablet DR is probably usafe to use during lact+more
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Salazar 500mg Tablet DR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Salazar 500mg Tablet DR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Salazar 500mg Tablet DR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advisable while you are taking this medicine....
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Salazar 500mg Tablet DR is probably unsafe to use in patient+more
s with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Dixin 3mg/5ml Syrup, Dixin 0.25mg Tablet, Purinetone 50mg Tablet, Azap 50mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of Sulfasalazine, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Salazar 500mg Tablet DR
Frequently asked questions for Sulfasalazine
Q. Is Salazar a DMARDs?
Yes, Salazar is a DMARDs (Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs). It prevents joint damage and preserves joint mobility.
Q. Can I use Salazar 1gram BD?
Yes, Salazar can be used as 1gm BD (twice daily) if you have severe disease.
Q. How is Salazar metabolized?
Salazar is metabolized in the colon by the bacterial enzyme azoreductase to sulfapyridine and 5 aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA).
Q. How long does Salazar take to produce the effect?
Salazar does not work right away. It will take about 6 to 12 weeks to get the full effect.
Q. Where is sulfasalazine absorbed?
Salazar is absorbed in the intestine (jejunum and colon). In the colon, it breaks down to sulfapyridine and 5 aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA).
Q. Can I use Salazar with hepatitis B?
Yes, Salazar is relatively safe in hepatitis B infection.
Q. Can I use Salazar in hepatitis C?
Salazar should not be used in hepatitis C patients with bad prognosis.
Q. Salazar for alopecia areata?
Salazar is not approved for treatment of alopecia areata.
Q. Salazar for gout?
Salazar is not approved for treatment of gout.
Q. Salazar for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?
Salazar is not approved for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Q. Salazar for IBD(inflammatory bowel disease)?
Yes, Salazar is used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Q. Salazar for psoriatic arthritis?
Salazar is a DMARD that may be effective for the joint pain and skin lesions associated with psoriatic arthritis.
Q. Salazar for psoriasis?
Salazar is not approved for psoriasis.
Q. Can I use Salazar with vitamin c?
Yes, Salazar can be used with vitamin c.
Q. Can I use Salazar with vitamin d?
Yes, Salazar can be used with vitamin d.
Q. Salazar vs mesalamine?
Mesalamine and Salazar are both used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Salazar having fewer side effects as compared to mesalamine.
Q. Salazar vs balsalazide?
Balsalazide has a better tolerability than Salazar in patients with ulcerative colitis.
Q. Salazar with folic acid?
Salazar inhibits the absorption and metabolism of folic acid.which may cause folic acid deficiency. This can result in serious blood disorders (e.g., macrocytosis and pancytopenia). This can be normalized by administration of folic acid or folinic acid (leucovorin).
Q. Salazar interaction with methotrexate?
Coadministration of Salazar and methotrexate do not alter the pharmacokinetic disposition of the drugs. It may increase the incidence of gastrointestinal adverse events, especially nausea.
Q. Salazar with meloxicam?
Meloxicam and Salazar cause kidney problem if given together.
Q. Salazar with antibiotics?
People who are allergic to sulfa drugs antibiotics like cotrimoxazole, sulfisoxazole etc, may have a cross reaction to Salazar and should therefore not take it.
Q. Salazar with prednisone?
Salazar can be given in conjunction with steroids (prednisone) as part of an intensive management regime during the severe attack of rheumatoid arthritis.
Q. Salazar with adalimumab?
Adalimumab can be used with Salazar in the treatment of moderate to severe, active rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients when the response to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) is inadequate.
Q. Salazar with the sulfa allergy?
Patients with sulfa drug allergy should avoid Salazar.
Q. Salazar with naproxen?
Salazar is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis who has failed to respond to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) e.g naproxen.
Q. Salazar with ibuprofen?
Salazar is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis who has failed to respond to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) e.g ibuprofen.
Q. Salazar with methotrexate side effects?
Taking Salazar and methotrexate together may increase the incidence of gastrointestinal adverse events, especially nausea.
Q. Salazar with hydroxychloroquine?
Salazar and hydroxychloroquine combination have shown better and faster response in rheumatoid arthritis.
Q. Allergic to Salazar?
You should not take Salazar, if you are allergic to Salazar.
Q. Is Salazar a prodrug?
Yes, Salazar is a prodrug. It gets converted into sulfonamide (sulfapyridine) and 5 aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) in the body.
Q. Is Salazar a sulfa drug?
Yes, Salazar is a sulfa drug because it contains sulfonamide (sulfapyridine) as active ingredients.
Q. Is Salazar an antibiotic?
Salazar is a combination of antibiotic sulfapyridine and 5 aminosalicylic acid, mainly used in inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
Q. Is Salazar enteric coated?
Some formulation of Salazar may be available as enteric-coated. Enteric coating is done to prevent the tablet destruction by stomach acid.
Q. Salazar causes weight loss?
Yes, Salazar can cause loss of appetite which may lead to loss of weight.
Q. Can Salazar cause rash?
Yes, Salazar can cause the rash as a side effect.
Q. What is the Salazar drug class?
Salazar belongs to sulfonamide drug class.
Q. What is Salazar delayed-release tablets?
Salazar delayed release tablets are the enteric coated tablets, which prevent the disintegration of the drug when they come in contact with stomach acid.
Q. Salazar cause insomnia?
Yes, Salazar can cause insomnia as a side effect.
Q. Salazar flu-like symptoms?
Salazar can cause flu-like symptoms like aching of joints, fever, headache, sore throat, rashes.
Q. Salazar for ulcerative colitis?
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease. Salazar releases 5 aminosalicylic acid which decreases inflammation of the intestines and thus helpful in ulcerative colitis.
Q. Salazar for Crohn's disease?
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. Salazar releases 5 aminosalicylic acid which decreases inflammation of the intestines and thus helpful in Crohn's disease.
Q. Salazar in cancer patients?
Salazar is not approved for treatment of cancer.
Q. Why does Salazar cause blood disorders?
Salazar inhibits the absorption and metabolism of folic acid. Which may cause folic acid deficiency. This can result in serious blood disorders (e.g., macrocytosis and pancytopenia).
Q. Why does Salazar cause a sore throat?
Salazar suppresses the immune system which can manifest with the sign of infections like a sore throat or fever.
Q. What does Salazar contain?
Salazar contains sulfonamide (sulfapyridine) and 5 aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) as active ingredients.
Q. Side effects of stopping sulfasalazine?
If Salazar is stopped, patient can experience withdrawal symptoms like depression, pain, stress, anxiety, back pain, and muscle spasticity.
Q. Salazar withdrawal?
Salazar withdrawal can cause depression, pain, stress, anxiety, back pain and muscle spasticity.
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