Sulfasalazine

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Each tablet Contains sulfasalazine 500 mg

 

How to use :

Bowel disease inflammatory:

1 gram every 6 to 8 hours, An initial dose of 500 mg every 6 to 8 hours may be recommended.

Maintenance dose: oral, 500 mg every 6 hours, adjusted according to patient response and tolerance.

 Antirheumatic:

500 mg to 1 gram daily for the first week, with the daily dose being increased by 500 mg each week, up to a maintenance dose of 2 grams daily. If no response is seen, the dose may be increased to 3 grams daily. Usual pediatric dose • Use is contraindicated in infants and children up to 2 years of age, because it may cause kernicterus.

Bowel disease inflammatory: Children 2 years of age and older: initial; oral, 6.7 to 10 mg per kg of body weight every 4 hours; 10 to 15 mg per kg of body weight every 6 hours; or 13.3 to 20 mg per kg of body weight every 8 hours. Maintenance: oral, 7.5 mg per kg of body weight every 6 hours. 

Antirheumatic: Children 6 years of age and older: 30 to 50 mg per kg of body weight in 2 divided doses. Treatment is started with a minimum dose and increased to a real dose for 1 month. The dose is not exceeded over 2 grams daily.

 

Note :

  • Regular visits to the physician to check blood counts in patients on long-term therapy
  • This medicine may cause photosensitivity reactions and discolor the urine.
  • Caution if you use coumarin anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, antidiabetic agents, Methotrexate.
  • Use with caution in Severe allergy, Asthma, Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, Hepatic and Renal function impairment, Porphyria
  •  Avoid using in children under 2 years old.
  •  Caution if you have dizziness.
  • Missed dose: Taking as soon as possible; not taking if almost time for next scheduled dose; not doubling doses.
  • Take a full glass of water.

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