Sulfasalazine is a sulfa and salicylate based drug that affects inflammation related to inflammatory diseases of the colon.
Product Description & Form
*Tablet size, color, shape, markings, or coating may be different from description. Sulfasalazine is a generic medication, and therefore we may have different manufacturers at any given time. Tablets may vary in appearance.
Current Manufacturer: Greenstone
Sulfasalazine 500 mg Tablets 100 ct: 14 mm, yellow (gold), round tablet, scored in half, imprinted with G500. (NDC 59762-5000-05)
- Acts as a GI antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent, primarily used to effectively treat inflammation of the bowel and chronic colitis
Magnesium stearate, unspecified povidone, silicon dioxide, corn starch.
Sulfasalazine should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian. Give this medication for as long as prescribed by your veterinarian, even if it appears the pet is feeling better.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
Side effects may include vomiting, loss of appetite, inflammation of the eye, fever, decreased sperm counts, allergic skin inflammation. Notify your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops a dry cornea, itching or burning of the eye (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca).
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drugs can potentially interact with sulfasalazine: methotrexate, warfarin, phenylbutazone, thiazide diuretics, salicylates, probenecid, phenytoin, antacids, folic acid, digoxin, ferrous sulfate or other iron salts. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store at 77°F in controlled room temperature, excursions permitted between 59°F to 86°F. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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