SULFASALAZINE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Ulcerative Colitis: “I had never heard something postive about this medication for colitis but I had to find out myself. From day 2 I started using sulfasalazine I got super watery bowel movement. It worsened over time including blood. My doctor told that it had to take around a month to be fully working so I kept taking them. I had to go 25-30 times and even at night. The bloating started and there was so much gas in my stomach I was in real pain. On the 4th week I got a high fever. I stopped the medication, but the fever lasted a week and I had a mild stomach bleeding. When I started it again I got a fever within 6 hours. Also my hair was falling out in chunks and my beard thinned out heavily. It worsened my life in the past 2 months. I was taking 2000mg”

Millop February 15, 2018

For Crohn’s Disease: “I took this drug every single day for 20 years and had no problems or side effects at all.I cannot get any Doctor to Prescribe it because they say it is too dangerous I say they make NO money so they want you to do the IV’s that cost a fortune if you do not have insurance.”

Magnus2112 February 5, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “Awful drug!! I was on this drug for 2 months. Started at one tablet a day then increased to 2 tablets a day equaling 1,000 mg. It seemed to help some with joint pain but the side effects were awful. Intense migraines from the start then a few a days ago, I had to call an ambulance as I felt like I was having a heart attack and couldn’t breathe. I was vomiting as well. My liver enzymes were through the roof and now they think I have liver damage. I’m due to have a liver biopsy soon. Run, run far away from this med!!”

Sweetchksgrl (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 31, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “I’ve been on sulfasalazine for RA for about 10 weeks. I increased the dose gradually over 3 weeks. Once I reached the full dose (2000 mg/day) I started noticing side effects. Mostly headaches/nausea. I decided to try to stick it out and I’m so glad I did. Eventually side effects went away as I adjusted to the med. Over the past week I’ve felt better than I have in years! Still have joints that sore, but the symptoms I have are very mild compared to what they once were. Hoping this continues to improve over the next few months.”

Cbshah January 22, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “Started taking Sulfasalazine about 5 month ago, doubled the dose just last month. It’s not working, I”m getting worse!”

Cyrus 1 January 19, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “Been on six a day lot of help. don’t feel much better after 2 years on them they don’t do enough for you there is drug called the liquid gold I have spoke to people they are normal again no aches pains stiffness etc. But only the queen and Simon Cowell and rich will get them I been told it’s costs £36000 per year for years course of tablets !”

Nunny50essex (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 1, 2017

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