User Reviews for Sulfasalazine

Also known as: Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-tabs, Sulfazine

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Review by sarahyue: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Sulfazine (sulfasalazine) for Ulcerative Colitis: I have been taking this medication for a while now, along with Azathioprine 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 haven't experienced any bad side effects of the Sulfazine, and my only complaint is that it is really chalky. I am 13, and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis almost a year ago.

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April 7, 2014 12:03 AM
Review by Washington State (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
10

Sulfazine (sulfasalazine) for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: In remission all labs and inflamatory markers normal. No side effects other than a headache once in a while.

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March 27, 2014 4:20 PM
Review by Dbestdeb: User Rating:  
   
7.0

sulfasalazine for Rheumatoid Arthritis: 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. It has helped the pain of rheumatoid arthritis quite a lot and my inflammation has gone down. I just wish it addressed the fatigue.

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March 7, 2014 10:31 AM
Review by MarkMan (taken for 10 years or more): User Rating:  
   
10

sulfasalazine for Rheumatoid Arthritis: 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 Dutch COBRA study, combining sulfasalazine, methotrexate and prednisone, except I was in the placebo group getting only sulfasalazine. It kicked in after 6 weeks and do far has worked well. Some issues with my left foot started a year ago, but it doesn't stop me hiking in The Alps for a week.

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March 3, 2014 1:10 AM
Review by vaibhavr: User Rating:  
   
9.0

sulfasalazine for Rheumatoid Arthritis: 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 a normal life again.

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February 3, 2014 12:55 PM
Review by Jelly B (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
2.0

sulfasalazine for Psoriatic Arthritis: I slowly increased the dose weekly. I was ok on 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. Had to take time off work I felt so bad. Lowered dose to 2 again and was better but once I tried to increase it again the nausea and ill feelings came back. Stopped them and eventually felt better. Didn't realise just how bad they had affected me until I was back to normal again!

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January 12, 2014 6:38 PM
Review by eric017: User Rating:  
   
10

sulfasalazine for Crohn's Disease: I tried Lialda, Pentasa, and a few other medicines for my moderate Crohn's Disease and they all made it worse. I tried Sulfasalazine and I am symptom free as long as I don't forget to take any doses. If I miss a dosage I may have some loose stool but after I go back to taking it I once again am symptom free.

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May 24, 2013 1:40 AM
Review by Lora S. (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
10

sulfasalazine for Psoriatic Arthritis: I LOVE THIS MEDICINE! I had tried many medicines before this including methotrexate which was HORRIBLE-they all made me so ill. I only had loose stools at the start of treatment as a side effect, no others. I take it alone, without NSAIDs and it manages all my pain and swelling like a champ. I have had no flares and I take 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. My hair also stopped falling out after the 1st 2 months of taking it. It literally changed my life without shutting down my immune system. I could not be happier.

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May 15, 2013 4:44 AM
Review by RTRAVER (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
10

sulfasalazine for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: My constant infections from Mycoplasma infections are a thing of the past. This medicine has kept intestinal leakage and polyps from recurring, keeps the blood in my urine to a minimum and constant kidney infections from recurring.

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January 21, 2013 12:12 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
1.0

Sulfazine (sulfasalazine) for Ulcerative Colitis: Upon taking sulfasalazine I experienced a severe headache, dizziness, bruising on my feet and legs, chills, blood shot eyes, pain in my joints, hives and swelling in my face and neck. The headache became so bad I could not get out of bed.

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August 25, 2012 4:18 AM
Review by tocha23 (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
5.0

sulfasalazine for Psoriatic Arthritis: I too am using sulfasalazine for psoriatic arthritis and it has helped somewhat and I too have ringing in my ears. Suffice to say it has helped so I do recommend it.

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August 7, 2012 4:01 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
7.0

sulfasalazine for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I've taken sulfasalazine for four months (1000 MG twice per day). It took at least six weeks to become effective, but combined with Etodolac, an anti-inflammatory, I have had good success with controlling a mono-arthritic knee that had been diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis after almost 20 years of problems, various surgeries, etc. I worry about side-effects, but the pain and extreme swelling is controlled after many years.

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May 16, 2012 9:36 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
1.0

Sulfazine (sulfasalazine) for Crohn's Disease, Acute: This was the first medicine tried on me - I have (had) rheumatoid arthritis together with Crohns. Sulfazine did not help.

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April 4, 2012 10:05 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
1.0

sulfasalazine for Psoriatic Arthritis: I never got to the full dosage of 2 pills twice a day. I was slowly increasing the dosage from one pill once to one pill once... that's as far as I got. The side effects were horrible. My mother, a breast cancer survivor, likened my side effects to chemo. My mind couldn't focus. I couldn't sleep, yet I was always drowsy. I always noticed that the side effects would ease about 6 hours after taking, then would show 30 min after taking. I finally gave up, and changed meds.

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February 29, 2012 3:36 AM
Review by Susanne35Cat: User Rating:  
   
5.0

Sulfazine (sulfasalazine) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have been using Sulfasalazine for the last 4 years as an "add-on" to methotrexate. I take the maximum dose, but must confess that I can only see a minimal reduction of pain using this medicine.

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July 6, 2011 9:28 PM
Review by thetwoofus: User Rating:  
   
9.0

sulfasalazine for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 18 months ago, been on sulfasalazine all time. First 2 months felt sick and headachey, but okay since. Found ringing in ears relieved by having high pillows, i.e. two good ones and a very soft lesser one. Visit Rheumatologist every 6 months, with blood tests every 3 months. Carpel tunnel was very bad prior to taking sulfasalazine. Much better now; keeping well.

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June 25, 2011 8:11 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
8.0

sulfasalazine for Ulcerative Colitis: This has worked really well to maintain my symptoms and no real side effects.

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April 19, 2011 8:35 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
2.0

Sulfazine (sulfasalazine) for Ulcerative Colitis: Had terrible allergic reaction to this medicine, within a week of taking it. Felt terrible itching inside out.

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January 27, 2011 4:43 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Sulfazine (sulfasalazine) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Been on sulfasalazine for 3 years, for me the first 2 weeks were hard on the stomach. Felt like I was going to vomit all the time but never did, it was slow to have the effect maybe a month, but after that it has been good. Still get flare up the odd time. It is inexpensive compared to the other medications.

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October 24, 2010 3:27 PM
Review by karenbuff: User Rating:  
   
4.0

Sulfazine (sulfasalazine) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I have had a small improvement with sulfazine, but unfortunately I started having severe ringing in the ears after 6 months, also it gave me pain in my achilles tendon and calves at night. Keep in mind that I had the pain side effect also with cholestrol medications, but not the ringing in the ears.

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April 11, 2010 11:17 PM
Review by rowney: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Sulfazine (sulfasalazine) for Ulcerative Colitis: I have been using salazopyrin for many years and have found it excellent. I am in remission at the moment and am taking 2 tablets a day as a 'holding' dose. I move it up to 5 or 6 when I have an episode which can last for up to a year.

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September 18, 2009 10:16 PM

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