Salazar DS Tablet DR

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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.

Benefits of Salazar Tablet DR

In Rheumatoid arthritis

Salazar DS Tablet DR helps treat inflammation, pain and swelling in rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing the immune system response of the patient. It is given in the dose and frequency that suits your condition. This will be decided by the doctor. You must follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and let your doctor know if you have any bothersome side effects after taking this medicine.

In Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a disease of the large intestine (colon) and rectum in which the lining of the bowel becomes red and swollen. This can lead to bleeding, frequent diarrhea and abdominal pain. It relieves these symptoms and also helps you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You should drink plenty of fluids while taking on treatment with this medicine to make sure you stay hydrated.

In Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease of the intestines. The most common symptoms are diarrhea and pain in your abdomen. Salazar DS Tablet DR helps reduce the inflammation, relieve the symptoms, and prevent them from coming back.

In Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a rare type of arthritis that affects the spine or larger joints. It usually starts in your lower back and can spread up to your neck or damage joints in other parts of your body. Salazar DS Tablet DR helps reduce pain, stiffness and swelling in your spine and joints. It helps improve flexibility and prevents disease progression. This will help you lead a better and active life.

Side effects of Salazar Tablet DR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Salazar

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

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.
Breast feeding
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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminosalicylic Acids Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatoid Drugs (DMARDs)- Non biologics

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
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cardisip, Digover, Caxin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Rifol
BENEFICIAL

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
Suffering from ultratics colitis i have done colonoscopy test 04 months back From 05 months how many months I have to take medicines is it cure completely
Dr. Kunal Parasar
Surgical Gastroenterology
Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong disease with remission and exacerbations. Durations of remission cant b predicted all d time
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FAQs

Q. Is Salazar DS Tablet DR a steroid or a painkiller?

Salazar DS Tablet DR 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 DS Tablet DR and what is it used for?

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

Salazar DS Tablet DR 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 DS Tablet DR, 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 DS Tablet DR?

If you are able to tolerate Salazar DS Tablet DR which means the side effects do not bother you, then you have to continue Salazar DS Tablet DR till the disease remains in remission. It is better to take Salazar DS Tablet DR for the prescribed period.

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

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

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

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

Q. Can I take azathioprine along with Salazar DS Tablet DR?

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

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Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: November, 2021

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