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Medications

Azulfidine Oral Tablet 500 mg

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • arthritis
  • inflammatory bowel disease

Instructions

Take the medicine with a meal and some liquid.

You may take with food to prevent stomach upset.

It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.

Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

Drink extra water while on this medicine. Adults should try to drink 6-8 cups (48 to 64 oz.) of water every day.

This medicine may cause you to become more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are exposed to the sun.

It may take several months for this medicine to fully work.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.

This medicine may interfere with some lab test results. Be sure to tell all your healthcare providers that you are taking this medicine.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take more than 8 pills in a day.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine has been associated with a rare but serious skin rash. If you notice any red, peeling or blistered skin, contact your doctor immediately.

There is an increased risk of bleeding while on this medicine, please tell your doctor or nurse if you notice any excessive bleeding or bruising.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

Please tell your doctor if you have moderate to severe diarrhea while on this medicine. Do not treat the diarrhea with over-the-counter diarrhea medicine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • decreased appetite
  • changes in the color of the urine or stool
  • dizziness
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • headaches
  • kidney problems
  • liver problems
  • nausea
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain

If you have any of the following side effects, you may be getting too much medicine. Please contact your doctor to let them know about these side effects.

  • drowsiness or sedation
  • seizures
  • stomach pain
  • vomiting

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • fever or chills
  • flu-like symptoms
  • hearing loss
  • itching
  • pain in the joints
  • symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
  • mouth sores or irritation
  • muscle pain
  • unusual growth or lump on the neck
  • feeling of numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
  • pale or blue skin, lips or fingernails
  • skin irritation such as redness, itching, rash, or burning
  • ringing in the ears
  • red, peeling or blistering skin
  • skin sores
  • sore throat
  • light colored stool
  • increased risk of sunburn
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • urinating less often
  • difficulty or discomfort urinating
  • blood in urine
  • dark urine
  • weakness
  • yellowing of the eyes
  • yellowing of the skin

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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