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User Reviews for Sulfasalazine

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

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2 reviews 73 medications
   
10
Crohn's Disease 2 reviews 65 medications
   
9.7
Crohn's Disease, Maintenance 0 reviews 23 medications
   
8.0
Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 reviews 341 medications
   
6.8
Psoriatic Arthritis 5 reviews 56 medications
   
5.6
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 1 reviews 113 medications
   
5.0
Ulcerative Colitis 6 reviews 74 medications
   
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Summary of Sulfasalazine reviews 27 reviews 6.4

Reviews for Sulfasalazine

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "My reaction was unusual! After the second week I began to get daily severe headaches and raised temperature, after the third week my temperature was quite high, still severe headaches, doctor thought it was an infection, blood tests showed extremely high CRP, ESR and raised liver enzymes, also extremely low blood pressure. I was taken off sulfasalazine and treated with antibiotics, improved quickly, recommenced medicine and had exactly the same reaction within aweek!"

   
1.0

Moggie 1 February 26, 2015

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Azulfidine (sulfasalazine) for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Worked really well when I was younger. Now 30 years later, it isn't as effective, and it causes stomach upset. Even when taken with food."

   
5.0

beccacamden (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 1, 2014

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For Crohn's Disease: "Severe flare put me in the hospital. Have had no problems in 9 months of taking sulfasalazine went against doctors advice choose this over stronger medication. All labs have been good since. Also got a new doctor!"

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 13, 2014

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For Psoriatic Arthritis: "After being on methotrexate and Humira I experienced no relief as well as a SEVERE LIFE THREATENING episode called Ludwigs Angina, ended up in a coma for 4 days, and was told if I had waited 1/2 hr longer to go to ER, I probably wouldn't have survived! I swore off all arthritic medicines for a year, except for pain medicines. Rheumatologist understood, and after a year suggested we start back very passively as opposed to aggressively to treatment. She suggested SSZ (sulfasalazine) and I reluctantly agreed. I was told it could take up to 3-4 months before I would see any improvement. Within 3 weeks I felt like a new person, I've been on it for a year and feel wonderful!"

   
10

Jbm61 June 25, 2014

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Rheumatoid arthritis since 1994, pretty severe case. Had to stop taking Humira and methotrexate due to repeated bouts with pneumonia and lung damage. Currently on sulfasalazine, Plaquenil and prednisone. Occasional flares but things are basically back under control."

   
6.0

SGM May 6, 2014

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "The only positives I have personally is no side effects and less expensive than other medications for ulcerative colitis. "

   
1.0

mpsprowl (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 28, 2014

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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."

   
8.0

sarahyue April 7, 2014

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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."

   
10

Washington State (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 27, 2014

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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."

   
7.0

Dbestdeb March 7, 2014

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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."

   
10

MarkMan (taken for 10 years or more) March 3, 2014

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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."

   
9.0

vaibhavr February 3, 2014

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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!"

   
2.0

Jelly B (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 12, 2014

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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."

   
10

eric017 May 24, 2013

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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."

   
10

Lora S. (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 15, 2013

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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."

   
10

RTRAVER (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 21, 2013

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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."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 25, 2012

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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."

   
5.0

tocha23 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 7, 2012

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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."

   
7.0

Anonymous May 16, 2012

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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. "

   
1.0

Anonymous April 4, 2012

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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."

   
1.0

Anonymous February 29, 2012

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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. "

   
5.0

Susanne35Cat July 6, 2011

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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."

   
9.0

thetwoofus June 25, 2011

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

   
8.0

Anonymous April 19, 2011

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

   
2.0

Anonymous January 27, 2011

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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."

   
9.0

Anonymous October 24, 2010

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