Azulfidine EN-tabs is a medicine that treats a certain type of bowel disease called ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. This medicine has an active ingredient Sulfasalazine. The active ingredient is a member of class of drugs nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It is not indicated to cure this health condition, but it decreases fever, stomach pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. The well-known pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals manufactures this medicine.
Manufacturer: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
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.