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SALAZAR TABLET

Manufactured byZydus Cadila
Description

SALAZAR TABLET is a prodrug, which is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, bowel inflammation, and diarrhea. It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis in adults and children who are not getting enough benefit with other medicines.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for SALAZAR TABLET

  • Joint pain
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Headache
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • Bleeding from nose
  • Dark colored urine
  • Sore throat
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite

Uses of SALAZAR TABLET

What is it prescribed for?

  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Crohn's Disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time until which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to SALAZAR TABLET and its active metabolites.

Patients with intestinal and urinary obstruction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of intestinal and urinary obstruction due to the increased risk of worsening of the condition of the patient.

Porphyria

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of Porphyria which is a disease affecting the nervous system and skin. This medicine may worsen the condition of these patients.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Blood dyscrasias.

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of blood disorders.

Hepatic disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of hepatic dysfunction.

Oligospermia and infertility

This medicine should be used with caution in men due to the increased risk of impotence.

Missed Dose

If a dose of SALAZAR TABLET is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Methotrexate

Digoxin

Diclofenac

Hypoglycemic agents

Disease interactions

Hematologic toxicity

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of blood disorders due to the increased risk of serious side effects. It is advised that you inform your doctor about all your medical conditions before taking this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take SALAZAR TABLET as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any side effects. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by blocking the substances that cause inflammation (swelling).
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

5-aminosalicylates, Antirheumatics

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/10722

DailyMed - SULFASALAZINE- sulfasalazine tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=ad13d598-7b1b-48d3-a25b-08635b419f99

Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

http://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database

Sulfasalazine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 3 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682204.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Aug 2017

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