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Composition FOR SAZO

Sulfasalazine(1000 mg)

food interaction for SAZO

alcohol interaction for SAZO

pregnancy interaction for SAZO

lactation interaction for SAZO

medicine interaction for SAZO

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Sazo 1000 mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sazo 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.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR SAZO

    Sulfasalazine(1000 mg)

    Uses

    Sazo 1000 mg tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease

    How it works

    Sazo 1000 mg tablet blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain joint diseases.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Gastric pain, Dizziness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Joint pain, Ringing in ear, Abdominal pain, Conjunctival redness, Fever, Diarrhoea, Cough, Altered taste, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Decreased white blood cell count, Protein in urine

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR SAZO 1000 MG TABLET

    Patients taking SAZO 1000 MG TABLET

    • 65%
      Twice A Day
    • 27%
      Once A Day
    • 8%
      Thrice A Day

    SUBSTITUTES FOR SAZO

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    Expert advice FOR SAZO

    • 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 SAZO

    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 SAZO 1000 MG TABLET

    How effective is this medicine?

    Effective
    67%
    Moderately effective
    28%
    Can't say
    6%

    Do you find this medicine expensive?

    Yes
    69%
    No
    31%

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    Content on this page was last updated on 15 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)