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Sulfasalazine

Popular Brands: : Sulfasalazine, Azulfidine, Salazopyrin, Azulfidine En-tabs, Azulfidine En
Official FDA Reports47,774
Social Media Events259
Total Posts839
Avg. Review Score3.19/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Sulfasalazine
Manufacturers
  • Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Pharmacia And Upjohn Co
  • Solvay Pharmaceuticals

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Sulfasalazine.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Sulfasalazine Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Sulfasalazine

Diarrhoea

Side Effects: diarrhea first couple of mos. until my body acclimated to the sulfasalazine .

lessening of pain, some increase in mobility - took abt 7 mos. to see improvement Too...


Source: Sulfasalazine

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Abdominal Pain

Side Effects: Before I started using the drug I had none of the classic symptoms of Crohn's Disease (loose bowel movements, abdominal pain , etc.), but these side effects started when I started taking...


Source: Sulfasalazine

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Headache

... I started taking the drug, and subsided when I stopped. Also, I developed other side effects while using the drug, including low-level nausea, loss of appetite and headaches .

None (see...


Source: Sulfasalazine

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Gastrooesophageal reflux disease

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Acid reflux It has done more for my Crohn's arthritis than Asacol, 6mp, or Entocort ever did. I would have tried it sooner, but had a sulfa allergy in my medical chart from c...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Thirst

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 15, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: It makes me thirsty! Some mild headaches that went away after the first few weeks. It takes the edge off the arthritis pain, but that's about it. It's not super effective. On ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Discomfort, Faeces discoloured

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 3, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... Had positive experience the first week taking it 2x per day along with folic acid. During the 2nd week, dosage was increased to 3x per day. Began feeling first symptoms of dizziness within 5 days of ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Rash

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... and Prednisone. Just today I stopped the Prednisone, after decreasing by a half each week. I experienced some remission of the Prednisone after I was at 2 and 1/2 pills, and bumped it back up to 5. I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 27, 2014 @ 12:00 am

In remission all labs and inflamatory markers normal. No side effects other than a headache once in a while.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence, Hepatic enzyme increased

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Have been on sulfasalazine for a year since being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I am grateful to have it since other medicines aren't an option for me due to unexplained elevated liver enzymes....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 3, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking sulfasalazine for 19 years, the age of my son. As a baby I could not lift him, my wrists were too painful. My rheumatoid arthritis was in 15 joints, symmetrical, etc. I was on the D...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 3, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I have been on it since 2009 due to severe back pain. I was told I have ankylosing spondilitis, a disease which affects joints. But this medicine improved my condition up to the point that I can lead ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Malaise, Nausea

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 12, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... 2 a day but once increased to 3 my eyesight got a little worse. I reduced them for while then slowly up to 4 a day. The nausea was terrible I also felt really ill and very tired but didn't know why. ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in www.everydayhealth.com on October 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking sulfsalazine (500 mg, 3 - 5 tablets a day) for five months now and the pain from the RA has diminished by 90% which is great but I still have some other problems like numbness in my...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.