I have been taking it for about3 months. I take it 3 times a day. Have had problems with nausea and loss of apetite. Then the last 2 months I have white blood cells in urine but no bacteria shows up in the culture.
I found this on the web, I hope this helps:
"All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Sulfasalazine:
Headache; loss of appetite; mild stomach upset or pain; nausea; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Sulfasalazine Delayed-Release Tablets:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody diarrhea; bluish discoloration of the skin or nails; chest pain; dark urine; decreased urination; fever, chills, or sore throat; hearing loss; mental or mood changes; muscle pain; numbness or tingling in the fingers or toes; pale stools; persistent loss of appetite; pinpoint bruises; red, swollen, peeling, or blistered skin; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness, drowsiness, headache, or trouble sleeping; severe or persistent stomach pain; shortness of breath; trouble walking; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; unusually pale skin; yellowing of the eyes; yellowing of the skin along with dark urine, pale stools, or persistent loss of appetite."
- Sulfasalazine Information for Consumers
- Sulfasalazine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sulfasalazine (detailed)
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