Sulfasalazine

Synonym SalazosulfapyridineSulfasalazine is an anti-inflammatory drug that is used to treat various diseases. In the intestine, sulfasalazine is metabolized to its two cleavage products mesalazine and sulfapyridine. The drug is available only on prescription. Fields of application Sulfasalazine is used to treat chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (e.g. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), as well as … Read more

Side effects | Sulfasalazine

Side effects A therapy with sulfasalazine can have various side effects. For example, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, rash, inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis), inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) and kidney problems may occur. Liver enzymes may increase in the blood (transaminase increase) and the blood count may change under therapy. It is possible that individual … Read more

Pregnancy/nursing period | Sulfasalazine

Pregnancy/nursing period In general, pregnancy during therapy with sulfasalazine should be avoided if possible. Especially in the first third of the pregnancy, damage to the child cannot be excluded. Women who are/will become pregnant under sulfasalazine therapy must take folic acid, as its absorption is reduced by the drug. However, folic acid is essential for … Read more