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Sulfasalazine (Sulfasalazine) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Sulfasalazine reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 4 ratings/reviews, Sulfasalazine has an overall score of 7.25. The effectiveness score is 7.50 and the side effect score is 8.50. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Sulfasalazine review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   inflammatory arthritis
Dosage & duration:   1000 mg taken 2 x day for the period of still on it. Begin 4/2005.
Other conditions:   hyperthyroidism, tachycardia, high blood pressure, allergies
Other drugs taken:   predinisone, mobic, clairitin, singulair, allegra, attenolol, methimazole, tylenol,acidophilus
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   lessening of pain, some increase in mobility - took abt 7 mos. to see improvement
Side effects:   diarrhea first couple of mos. until my body acclimated to the sulfasalazine.
Comments:   Took 2 tabs twice daily.

 

Sulfasalazine review by 54 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Crohn's Disease
Dosage & duration:   500 mg taken 4 times daily, with food for the period of 6 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   None (see next entry).
Side effects:   Before I started using the drug I had none of the classic symptoms of Crohn's Disease (loose bowel movements, abdominal pain, etc.), but these side effects started when I started taking the drug, and subsided when I stopped. Also, I developed other side effects while using the drug, including low-level nausea, loss of appetite and headaches.
Comments:   I started off on a dose of 1 x 500 mg enteric-coated tabs four times daily (the doctor's recommended test dose to see if I responded negatively to the drug), but when I tried to increase this to 2x 500 mg tabs four times daily after one week, the side effects I had been experiencing increased, so I dropped back. I tried one more time to increase the dose more gradually (2 x 500 mg in the morning; then 1 x 500 mg at lunch, dinner and bedtime), but even this became too unpleasant to put up with (especially since I didn't have these symptoms before I started!). I perservered for 6 weeks, before deciding to taper the dose to zero over a couple of weeks, after which the symptoms disappeared.

 

Sulfasalazine review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ulcerative colitis
Dosage & duration:   8 tablets per day taken daily for the period of since 2001
Other conditions:   abcessed colon
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   CLEARED UP ULCERATIVE COLITIS AND HAVE NOT HAD RELAPSE SINCE. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THIS ILLNESS WHEN I WAS 18. I LOATHED THE INVESTIGATIONS SO MUCH THAT I ONLY KEPT APPOINTMENTS TIL I WAS ABOUT 21. I STOPPED TAKING THE SALAZOPYRIN WHEN I WAS ABOUT 22. I HAD OCCASIONAL PROBLEMS BUT NOTHING THAT DIDN'T CLEAR ITSELF UP. I WENT ON TO HAVE 3 HEALTHY CHILDREN. HOWEVER IN 2001 THE PROB CAME BACK WITH A VENGEANCE AND I NEEDED SURGERY AND WAS VERY ILL - IT WOULD HAVE HELPED IF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION HAD TAKEN SOME INTEREST IN ME AND HADN'T SIMPLY TOLD MW I WAS TRESSED AND TO GO AWAY. PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS FINALLY MEANT THAT I WAS REFERRED TO A CONSULTATN AND HAD THE SURGERY
Side effects:   THE SURGERY MEANT I HAD NO MORE PAIN. AND IN FACT THE TABLETS ARE THE VERY OLD STYLE SULFASALZINE. THEY ARE NOT THE ENTERIC COATED ONES.I DO NOT NOTICE ANY SIDE EFFECTS APART FROM OCCASIONAL YELLOW STAINS. i AM CAREFUL NOT TO DRINK TOO MUCH AS THIS SEEMS TO BE A PROBLEM. ALSO IF MY LIVER HAS TO WORK HARD BECAUSE OF THE TABLETS, THEN THE LEAST I CAN DO IS NOT OVERSTRAIN IT. OTHERWISE THERE ARE NO SIDE EFFECTS AS FAR AS I CAN TELL. NEED LIVER FUNCTION BLOOD TESTS DONE REGULARLY IE ABOUT EVERY THREE MONTHS OR WHEN I REMEMBER. THEY HAVE ALL BEEN CLEAR TO DATE.
Comments:   HAD SURGERY TO REMOVE ABCESS AND PART OF COLON AND NOW TAKE TABLETS DAILY AND AM REVIEWED ANNUALLY BY COLONOSCOPY

 

Sulfasalazine review by 31 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   psoriatic arthritis
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken 3x per day for the period of 4 Months
Other conditions:   Psoriasis
Other drugs taken:   Feldene, Mobic
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Significantly reduced pain and swelling in lower back, hips, knees with in two weeks. Virtally no pain after one month. I have completey stopped all anti inflamitory drugs. Much increased range of motion and can now sit/stand for much longer periods of time with no pain.
Side effects:   Slight yellowing of fluids and in whites of eyes.
Comments:   .
 


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