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This effective and highly potential medication is aimed at treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. The active ingredients of the drug interfere with the body substances, which cause tissue damage, inflammation and diarrhea. Additionally, the drug can be prescribed to people with rheumatoid arthritis and similar arthritis complications. Moreover, the drug can be taken for other purposes, not listed in the safety guide. Contact your doctor to learn details of off-label therapy.
It is inevitable to discuss the therapy with your medical specialist, in order to get an ultimately effective ad safe course with minimal risks. You need to follow doctor’s instructions without any changes, as an increased or decreased dose can lead to serious health impairments and side effects occurrence. Additionally, mind that the components of the treatment can weaken your immune system, so your blood needs to be frequently tested. Azulfidine can lead to false results of certain medical tests, so warn your physician about the drug use.
Despite the dosage, duration of the course and other specifications can vary depending on the severity of the condition and other individual health features of the patient, you need to follow general rules and intake recommendations. Never crush, break or chew the tablet, since it can lead to medicine overdose with its negative consequences. The drug should be used after a meal, preferably at the same time a day. Keep using the remedy for a full term in order to achieve the necessary results. Do not stop the therapy earlier, since the symptoms can improve before the condition is balanced.
Precautions and Contraindications
Do not start the medication intake if you are sensitive to its ingredients. Patients with intestine or bladder blockage, porphyria and allergies to various products and drugs are not approved for Azulfidine use. Moreover, your healthcare specialist should be aware of other disorders, health complications and abnormalities you have, especially kidney or liver disorders, blood cell complications, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, asthma, weak immune system, heart disorders, etc.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid Azulfidine use, as it can lead to unwanted influence on the health of an unborn and nursing child. The drug is not approved for children under 2 years old.
Provide the medical specialist with details of other prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, mineral, herbal products and other supplements. Some of these remedies can interfere with Azulfidine decreasing the desired effect or triggering unwanted side effects.
Seek emergency medical assistance if Azulfidine intake has resulted in allergic reactions or other complications. Your healthcare specialist should be wanted about all minor to severe side effects, paying ultimate attention to such harmful effects as swallowing or pain, fatigue, weakness, tiredness, sore throat, breathing disorders, cough and similar cold or flu symptoms, rapid heart rate, jaundice, skin sores, abnormal bleeding, bruising, angina, wheezing and others.
Consult your doctor in case you have noticed the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, low sperm count, symptoms of severe kidney abnormalities, skin rashes, severe skin reactions and others. Mild problems can aggravate and stimulate the occurrence of more serious health disorders.
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