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SULFASALAZINE Tablets (GREENSTONE LLC)

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INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Sulfasalazine tablets are indicated:

a)
in the treatment of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, and as adjunctive therapy in severe ulcerative colitis; and
b)
for...
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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

The dosage of sulfasalazine tablets should be adjusted to each individual's response and tolerance.

Initial Therapy

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CONTRAINDICATIONS

Sulfasalazine tablets are contraindicated in:

 
Patients with intestinal or urinary obstruction,
 
Patients with porphyria as sulfonamides have been reported to precipitate...
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WARNINGS

Only after critical appraisal should Sulfasalazine tablets be given to patients with hepatic or renal damage or blood dyscrasias. Deaths associated with the administration of sulfasalazine have been reported from...

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ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most common adverse reactions associated with sulfasalazine are anorexia, headache, nausea, vomiting, gastric distress, and apparently reversible oligospermia. These occur in about one-third of the...

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DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

None reported.

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OVERDOSAGE

There is evidence that the incidence and severity of toxicity following overdosage are directly related to the total serum sulfapyridine concentration. Symptoms of overdosage may include nausea, vomiting, gastric...

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DESCRIPTION

Sulfasalazine tablets contain sulfasalazine, 500 mg, for oral administration.

Therapeutic Classification: Anti-inflammatory agent.

Chemical Designation:...

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CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Pharmacodynamics

The mode of action of sulfasalazine (SSZ) or its metabolites, 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) and sulfapyridine (SP), may be...

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REFERENCES

  1. Mogadam M, et al. Pregnancy in inflammatory bowel disease: effect of sulfasalazine and corticosteroids on fetal outcome. Gastroenterology 1981; 80:72–6.
  2. Kaufman DW, editor. Birth defects and drugs during pregnancy....
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HOW SUPPLIED

Sulfasalazine tablets, 500 mg, are round, gold-colored, scored tablets, monogrammed "G500". They are available in the following package sizes:

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This product's label may have been updated. For current full prescribing information, please visit www.greenstonellc.com.

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