Azulfidine Sulfasalazine

Get an overview of AZULFIDINE (sulfasalazine tablet), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Azulfidine can be sold under different names.

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Drug Basics

Brand Name: Azulfidine



Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: TABLET

Data Current As Of: 2020-03-02

indications & usage

AZULFIDINE Tablets are indicated:

  • a)in the treatment of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, and as adjunctive therapy in severe ulcerative colitis; and
  • b)for the prolongation of the remission period between acute attacks of ulcerative colitis.


AZULFIDINE Tablets are contraindicated in:

  •  Patients with intestinal or urinary obstruction,
  •  Patients with porphyria as sulfonamides have been reported to precipitate an acute attack,
  •  Patients hypersensitive to sulfasalazine, its metabolites, sulfonamides, or salicylates.

drug abuse & dependence

None reported.

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Revised August 2019

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