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Drug information on Rhemosaz (500mg) (500mg) (Sulfasalazine) from World Wide Remedies

Rhemosaz (500mg) (500mg)

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Generic : Sulfasalazine

Drug Name : Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine(Azulfidine) generic Rhemosaz (500mg) (500mg) is a salicylate, prescribed for ulcerative colitis. It decreases inflammation.
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Other Trade Names for Sulfasalazine

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Rhemosaz (500mg) (500mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Rhemosaz (500mg) (500mg)

   Most Common : Nausea, indigestion, rash, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, dizziness, mouth ulcer, itching, abnormal liver function tests, decrease in white blood cells and decrease in platelets.

   Blood : Anemia and bruising.

   Hypersensitivity : Redness of the skin, skin death, shock, hives, hair loss, joint pain, lung inflammation and difficulty in breathing.

   Gastrointestinal : Liver failure, bloody diarrhea, diarrhea, abdominal pain and intestinal inflammation.

   Central Nervous System : Convulsions, sleeplessness, unsteadiness, paralysis, mental depression, unsteadiness, hearing loss, incoordination, hallucinations, ringing in the ear and drowsiness.

   Genitourinary : Absence of urination, kidney inflammation, urinary tract infections, blood in urine and protein in urine.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Initial Therapy- Adults: 3 to 4 g daily in evenly divided doses with dosage intervals not exceeding eight hours.
Children, six years of age and older: 40 to 60 mg/kg of body weight in each 24-hour period, divided into 3 to 6 doses.

How to use Rhemosaz (500mg) (500mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

When is Rhemosaz (500mg) (500mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with blood disorder porphyria, urinary bowel obstruction and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Rhemosaz (500mg) (500mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, kidney or liver disease, porphyria, blood problems, or blockage in your intestine or urinary tract, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

• Monitor liver function, kidney function, complete blood cell counts, urine tests regularly while taking this medication.

• It should not be used in children less than 2 years old.

Other Precautions for Rhemosaz (500mg) (500mg)

Avoid excess dosage. Sulfasalazine can cause reduced sperm count in some men which is reversible in 2-3 months after stopping treatment. It also changes the color of the urine and tears making it slightly yellow-orange. Soft Contact lenses may get stained, recommended to use glasses.

Storage Conditions for Rhemosaz (500mg) (500mg)

Keep this medication in an container and out of the reach of children.

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