SALAZAR TABLET belongs to a class of anti-inflammatory medicines known as ‘aminosalicylates’ and ‘disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug’ (DMARD) which treats bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease), skin-related problem (psoriasis), and chronic joint diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis) in the children and adults. It is not a pain killer, but an anti-inflammatory. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the bowels that causes irritation, inflammation, and ulcers in the lining of the large intestine (colon). Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by inflammation of digestive tracts. Psoriasis is a skin disease in which our skin cells start multiplying faster building up bumpy red patches covered with white scales. On the other hand, Rheumatoid arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis are the most common rheumatic diseases affecting joints and spine leading to chronic inflammation and painful condition ultimately leading to disability.
SALAZAR TABLET works as an inflammation reducer by acting locally, inhibiting the formation of a chemical known as prostaglandins which control pain and inflammation. Together it helps in reducing the inflammation of intestine, skin, and joints.
SALAZAR TABLET should be taken with a glass of water and swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew the tablets. You can SALAZAR TABLET with food as taking it with food can help to prevent an upset stomach. It is important that you drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day to avoid kidney problems. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience a sore throat, a fever, unexplained bruising, ringing in your ears (tinnitus). Most of these side effects of SALAZAR TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, please reach out to your doctor.
Use of SALAZAR TABLET may change the colour of your urine, contact lenses, and tears to yellow/orange and even make your skin more sensitive to the sunlight. But, this is normal, harmless, and nothing to worry about it. SALAZAR TABLET can also lower your sperm count leading to a temporary decrease in male fertility. In this case, you can speak to your doctor. Your doctor might arrange a blood test before you start taking SALAZAR TABLET. You can continue taking SALAZAR TABLET to prevent flares up during the pregnancy. Besides this, your doctor may prescribe additional folic acid supplements during pregnancy because SALAZAR TABLET may reduce the level of folic acid in your body. SALAZAR TABLET can be safely taken while you are breastfeeding unless the baby is premature or at risk of jaundice. SALAZAR TABLET does not work immediately and may take at least 12 weeks to show its action.
Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Psoriatic arthritis, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
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SALAZAR TABLET is well tolerated in most patients. However, in rare cases, you may have common side effects like headache, indigestion, nausea, watery diarrhoea, and mild allergic reaction like rash, fever, and itchiness. SALAZAR TABLET may also cause a metallic taste in the mouth which can be overcome by drinking about 6-8 glasses of water per day. Sometimes there may be an increased demand for folic acid during pregnancy and SALAZAR TABLET can reduce the level of folic acid. So, your doctor might prescribe you additional folic acid supplements during pregnancy. SALAZAR TABLET may also cause orange/yellow discolouration of urine, tears, and contact lens but this is harmless and nothing to worry about. However, it can permanently stain your contact lens yellow. In some cases, SALAZAR TABLET has reported lowering the sperm count lowering male infertility that can be reversed by stopping its intake. In this case, your doctor might change it to other aminosalicylates.
SALAZAR TABLET treatment is generally considered to be safe during pregnancy, but its usage in pregnant mothers should be discussed with the doctor if planning for pregnancy. This medication should be avoided in breastfeeding mothers as it passes into the milk and causes jaundice and brain problems in infants less than 2 years of age. Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to any other sulpha drugs (sulfonamide antibiotic) as it may cause serious skin allergies like urticaria and stevens johnson’s syndrome. In men, an intake of SALAZAR TABLET may lower the sperm count, which improves after stopping this medicine. Tell your doctor if you have asthma, wheezing, fever, breathing difficulties, sudden severe skin rash, unusual bleeding, sore throat, fever, unexplained bruising, or any other symptoms of infection. Use of SALAZAR TABLET may change the colour of your urine, contact lenses, and tears to yellow/orange and even make your skin more sensitive to the sunlight. But, this is normal, harmless, and nothing to worry about. You may low folic acid in pregnancy while taking SALAZAR TABLET so your doctor might prescribe you iron or folic acid supplements.
It is not recommended to consume alcohol while taking SALAZAR TABLET to avoid unpleasant side-effects.
SALAZAR TABLET should be recommended in pregnancy only if required. In case, if prescribed to a pregnant woman, it is advised to increase the folate supplementation after consulting your doctor.
SALAZAR TABLET is excreted in breastmilk and is not recommended especially if the baby is premature or is at the risk of jaundice. It might cause kernicterus (excessive levels of bilirubin in the blood) in the new-born.
SALAZAR TABLET does not affect the ability to drive. However, if you feel drowsy after taking SALAZAR TABLET, it is advised not to drive.
SALAZAR TABLET is not recommended to use in patients suffering or having a history of liver diseases. In other people, rarely it can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).
SALAZAR TABLET is not recommended to use in patients suffering or having a history of kidney diseases. In other people, rarely it can cause inflammation of the kidneys.
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Yes, SALAZAR TABLET is contraindicated in patients with intestinal or urinary obstruction, patients with porphyria (liver disorders), and patients hypersensitive to sulfasalazine, its metabolites, sulfonamides, or salicylates.
Yes, SALAZAR TABLET is said to affect fertility in males as it can cause a fall in sperm count. However, it is only affected by the time this medicine is taken.
Yes, SALAZAR TABLET is safe to use in breastfeeding. However, please inform your doctor if the baby is premature or is at risk of jaundice as this medicine might not be advised in such cases.
Yes, SALAZAR TABLET can affect the blood count but it is rare. There is a decrease in the number of white blood cells (infection-fighting cells). In some cases, the bone marrow might completely stop producing a specific type of white blood cell, this condition is known as agranulocytosis. It occurs within two months of starting this medicine and might be accompanied by symptoms such as fever and rash. This condition resolves within one or two weeks after this medicine is discontinued.
No, SALAZAR TABLET is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug’ (DMARD) and not a painkiller. So, if you are taking a painkiller before starting this medicine, you can continue taking it along with SALAZAR TABLET.
No, SALAZAR TABLET should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. If you take it in more than the recommended dose, it might cause unpleasant side-effects. If you think your symptoms are not improving, please consult your doctor.
SALAZAR TABLET in rare cases may cause blood disorders so your doctor may ask you to have blood count, electrolytes, urea, creatinine, and liver function tests every 3 months for the first year and every 6 months next year onwards.
If well tolerated you should take a prescribed dose of SALAZAR TABLET while the disease remains in remission. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so.
SALAZAR TABLET may cause central nervous system adverse effects such as serious psychiatric problems including mania, depression, and psychosis, and these symptoms have been reported to occur only infrequently.
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