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Salazar DS Tablet DR

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Overview

Introduction

Salazar DS Tablet DR is a medicine used to treat various inflammatory conditions of the joints (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis), skin (psoriasis), and bowel (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease).

Salazar DS Tablet DR is to be taken with food. This will help you prevent an upset stomach. You should take it regularly and at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit from it. Keep taking it as recommended by your doctor and complete the dose even if you feel better. Taking it with plenty of water can help you avoid kidney problems such as kidney stones.

Using this medicine may cause some common side effects such as nausea, headache, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and gastrointestinal discomfort. You should consult with your doctor if any of these side effects do resolve with time or get worse. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any problem with your heart, kidneys, or liver. Also, tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking. Your doctor may recommend regular blood tests to check your kidney and liver functions, and blood components. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult with their doctors before taking the medicine.

Side effects of Salazar Tablet DR

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Loss of appetite
    It is important to eat, even if you do not feel like it. You might try switching to smaller meals and frequent snacks. Try eating healthy and nutritious snacks that are high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. It is important to drink even if you cannot eat. But, do not fill your stomach with liquid before eating. Eat when you are most hungry. Exercise such as a short walk may also increase your appetite. Talk to your doctor about possible medication or supplements if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Weight loss
    As a general rule, speak to your doctor if you lose weight while using this medicine. Losing too much weight can lead to malnutrition. Increase the amount of food you eat. Try eating foods that are high in calories and protein. Drink warm milk instead of tea every so often. Eat smaller meals and eat more often. There may be medicines and physical activities that can improve your condition.Speak to your doctor about this.

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. Salazar DS Tablet DR is to be taken with food.

How Salazar Tablet DR works

Salazar DS 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).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Salazar DS Tablet DR.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Salazar DS 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Salazar DS 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.
Driving
SAFE
Salazar DS Tablet DR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Salazar DS Tablet DR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Salazar DS Tablet DR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
UNSAFE
Salazar DS Tablet DR is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Salazar Tablet DR?

If you miss a dose of Salazar DS 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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Quick Tips

  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It may take 6-8 weeks for Salazar DS Tablet DR to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Salazar DS 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 Salazar DS 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 Salazar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis for last 5 years. My hemoglobin level is always below normal. I am taking Salazar DS twice daily. What medicine to take for the deficiency in blood ?
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Get serum ferritin and vitamin b12levelsTo diagnose type of anemia
Rheumatoid arthritis diseases attack Rheumatoid arthritis diseases tablet for this
Vipul Aggarwal
please consult rheumatologist for the same
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FAQs

Q. Is Salazar a steroid or a painkiller?

Salazar 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 Salazar and what is it used for?

Salazar 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 Salazar for rheumatoid arthritis. When can I expect the pain in joints to be better?

Salazar 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 Salazar, 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 Salazar?

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

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

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

Q. Do I need to get any blood tests done while on Salazar 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 Salazar affect my fertility?

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

Q. Can I take azathioprine along with Salazar?

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

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