Brand Name(s): Sulfazine
Drug Class: Aminosalicylates
Treats: ulcerative colitis
Sulfasalazine is a medication whose brand name is Sulfazine. Sulfazalazine is is a last result medication that affects the substance in the body that are known to cause inflammation, damage of the tissue and diarrhea. Sulfasalazine belongs to a group of medicines that are known as Sulfa drugs.
Sulfasalazine is marketed under the trade name Azulfidine among others worldwide. Sulfasalazine is a sulfa drug, a derivative of mesalazine. It contains inactive ingredients such as croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, and talc. Sulfasalazine is a salicylate.
Sulfasalazine has also been used for cases of idiopathic urticaria that do not react to antihistamines. It's also used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Sulfasalazine is also indicated for use in rheumatoid arthritis and used in other types of inflammatory arthritis where it has a beneficial effect. Sulfasalazine works by reducing inflammation, irritation and swelling in the large intestines.