Sulfasalazine is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat ulcerative colitis , Crohns disease and rheumatoid arthritis . More specifically, sulfasalazine is used to treat bowel inflammation, diarrhea, rectal bleeding and abdominal pain associated with colitis and Crohns .
This type of drug works by reducing inflammation and swelling inside the body. Sulfasalazine is taken orally in the form of a tablet and is usually consumed four times a day in evenly spaced out doses, as prescribed by your doctor.
Users may experience side effects such as diarrhea, headache, loss of appetite, upset stomach, stomach pain and vomiting. If your side effects are more severe, contact a medical professional as soon as possible.
Sulfasalazine may also be prescribed for other purposes, as suggested by your doctor.