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Side effect(s) of Sulfasalazine

Read the side effects of Sulfasalazine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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.

Other Precautions : * 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.

Drug Name : Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine(Azulfidine) generic is a salicylate, prescribed for ulcerative colitis. It decreases inflammation.
More Info about Sulfasalazine

Trade Names for Sulfasalazine

International : 

Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-tabs
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