Active Ingredient: The active ingredient of this medicine is Sulfasalazine. It is an anti-inflammatory drug that acts in the intestine through active metabolites. This component is a synthetic salicylic acid derivative with affinity for connective tissues containing elastin that is formulated as a prodrug. It acts by inhibiting production of cyclooxygenase and prostaglandin. It is also used in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases. Aminosalicylic Acids is a chemical classification of this ingredient.
Indications: The anti-inflammatory medicine Azulfidine EN-tabs is approved for treating certain bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. This delayed-release tablet is also indicated for treating rheumatoid arthritis. It effectively reduces joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. This pill can also be used in the early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, which helps to reduce or prevent further joint damage. The people who do not responded to medications like salicylates, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory can use this medicine. It also used in treatment of chronic, long term therapy of inflammatory bowel disease.
Action Mechanism: The medicine helps to reduce irritation and swelling in the large intestines. In the given medicine, Azulfidine EN-tabs specifically attacks in the colon to minimize the inflammation. It works in whole body that inhibits the formation of a chemical known as prostaglandins. It has important functions in the body like to control pain and inflammation.
Dosages: This anti-inflammatory drug composed as conventional tablet. It is used to treat certain bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis. It is available in dosage as:
- 500 mg: Consume this conventional tablet as directed by the doctor
Note: It is advisable to drink more fluids than usual while treating with this medication.
What is Azulfidine?
Azulfidine is considered as a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). The medicine can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis, prevent joint damage, and reduce the risk of long-term disability.
How to take Azulfidine?
Azulfidine comes in tablet form and it should be taken with food and a full glass of water to avoid an upset stomach.
How should be Azulfidine consumed?
Take Azulfidine after a meal. Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it. Medicine shall need frequent medical tests. Drink plenty of liquids to keep kidneys working properly while taking Azulfidine.
Are there any side effects while consuming Azulfidine?
Seek medical treatment in case if serious drug reaction that might affect parts of the body. Symptoms might include skin rash, fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, severe weakness, unusual bruising, or yellowing of your skin or eyes.
What other drugs affect Azulfidine?
Other drugs may affect Azulfidine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.