Can sulfasalazine cause eye problems?
The reports on ocular side effects from the usage of sulfasalazine are relatively few, despite its commercialization for a long time; the drug is generally considered safe and well tolerated. There has been a report of peripheral facial nerve palsy and blurred near vision in association with sulphasalazine treatment.
Can Remicade cause eye problems?
Cases of transient visual loss have been reported in association with REMICADE during or within 2 hours of infusion.
How long do sulfasalazine side effects last?
These side effects usually happen during the first three months of treatment and often clear up if the dose is lowered. You may be able to increase the dose again after a while if your reaction to sulfasalazine improves and it’s helping your symptoms.
What are the side effects of Azulfidine off label?
Azulfidine (sulfasalazine) is an anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory drug used to treat mild to severe ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis. It has also been used “off label” (not approved by the FDA) for Crohn’s disease and ankylosing spondylitis.
Are there any drug interactions with Azulfidine?
Liver failure, pancreatitis, and kidney failure also have been associated with sulfasalazine. Drug interactions of Azulfidine include folic acid and digoxin, because Azulfidine may cause reduced absorption.
How often should I take Azulfidine for rheumatoid arthritis?
What is the dosage for Azulfidine? 1 For treating ulcerative colitis, adult doses range from 3000 mg to 4000 mg daily. 2 Rheumatoid arthritis is treated with 2000 to 3000 mg daily. 3 Sulfasalazine is administered 3 to 4 times daily.
What should I do if I take Azulfidine?
Drink plenty of liquids to keep your kidneys working properly while you are taking Azulfidine. Azulfidine can affect the results of certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using this medicine.