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Salazar Tablet

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Salt Composition : Sulfasalazine

Manufacturer : ZYDUS CADILA

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 52.86
Price :44
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Introduction to Salazar Tablet

Salazar Tablet contains an active component of Sulfasalazine. It is a medication commonly used to treat certain inflammatory conditions, particularly those that affect the gastrointestinal tract. It is used as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) to help manage the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that primarily affects the joints. This means it helps manage symptoms and targets the underlying disease process, potentially slowing down disease progression and joint damage. It treats inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. This medication can help maintain remission in inflammatory bowel diseases, reducing the chances of flare-ups and improving the overall quality of life for individuals living with these chronic conditions.

If someone has a known hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to Salazar Tablet or its components, it's important to avoid using it. It should not be used in individuals with complete intestines or urinary tract obstruction. Avoid this medication in individuals with porphyria.  Individuals with severe blood disorders such as aplastic anemia or agranulocytosis should not use it. It may be used in children under specific circumstances, such as when treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis or other inflammatory conditions. Close liver and kidney function monitoring is important, and any potential interactions with other medications should be assessed.


Uses of Salazar Tablet

Salazar Tablet is used in the following:

  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) management

Therapeutic Effects of Salazar Tablet

Salazar Tablet reduces inflammation and suppresses the immune response that leads to the symptoms seen in these conditions. The 5-ASA component helps reduce inflammation in the gut, while the sulfapyridine component helps to deliver the 5-ASA to the desired site in the intestines.


Interaction of Salazar Tablet with other drugs

Inform the doctor about your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Salazar Tablet, reducing effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects. 


More Information about Salazar Tablet

  • Store at room temperature, between up to 20°C -25°C
  • Keep away from moisture, heat, and light.
  • It should not be frozen.
  • Keep away from children and pets.

How to consume Salazar Tablet

Salazar Tablet is typically administered orally in the form of tablets or capsules. It is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions on how to take the medication.


Safety Advices for Salazar Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

It is important to discuss your pregnancy status with your healthcare provider before starting the Salazar Tablet. 

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Breast Feeding

  

Salazar Tablet can be excreted in breast milk. Consult your healthcare provider before breastfeeding while taking this medication.

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Lungs

  

Inform your healthcare provider if you have respiratory symptoms before taking the Salazar tablet.

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Liver

  

Individuals with severe liver impairment should consult a healthcare provider before taking Salazar Tablet, as liver function can affect the metabolism and elimination of this medication from the body.

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Alcohol

  

Alcohol consumption can potentially increase the risk of side effects, such as dizziness or drowsiness when taking Salazar Tablet, so it is not safe to take alcohol while using this medication.

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Driving

  

Taking Salazar Tablet while driving is unsafe as it can cause dizziness or drowsiness. 


Side Effects of Salazar Tablet

Salazar Tablet causes some side effects like all medications, although not everyone will experience them. 

Serious

  • Allergic reactions
  • Liver problems
  • Blood disorders
  • Lung issues
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Common

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Urinary changes
  • Fever
  • Joint pain

Word of Advice

Allergic reactions, liver problems, blood disorders, and lung issues are serious concerns that require immediate medical attention if experienced. Monitoring liver and kidney function is important, and individuals with kidney issues should use Salazar Tablet cautiously. Gastrointestinal discomfort, sensitivity to sunlight, and potential interactions with alcohol and certain medications are common considerations. For those with diabetes, infections, or surgeries planned, consulting a healthcare provider is essential. Fertility concerns, eye examinations, and the risk of methemoglobinemia should also be discussed. Comprehensive monitoring, especially blood counts and organ function, is vital. Always follow your healthcare provider's guidance and openly communicate about your health history and concerns to ensure safe and effective medication use.


FAQs

Q 1. What should I do if I miss a dose of Salazar Tablet?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it's close to the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Q 2. How long does it take for Salazar Tablet to start working?

The time it takes for Salazar Tablet to show noticeable effects can vary. It may take several weeks to months to experience the full benefits. Consult your doctor for specific expectations based on your condition.

Q 3. Can Salazar Tablet be taken with food?

Taking Salazar Tablet with food or after a meal can help reduce gastrointestinal discomfort, which is a common side effect.

Q 4. Can I stop taking the Salazar Tablet if my symptoms improve?

No, it is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions. Stopping Salazar Tablet suddenly could lead to disease recurrence or worsening symptoms. Always consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication regimen.

Q 5. Are there foods or substances I should avoid while on the Salazar Tablet?

Avoid alcohol due to potential interactions. While there are no specific dietary restrictions, consult your doctor about your concerns regarding your diet while on the Salazar Tablet.

Q 6. What are the common side effects of Salazar Tablet?

Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, headache, rash, loss of appetite, abdominal discomfort, and changes in urine color.


Fact Box of Salazar Tablet

Molecule name:  Sulfasalazine 

Therapeutic class:  Anti-inflammatory Agent

Pharmacological class: Sulfonamide Derivative

Indications: 

1. Ulcerative colitis

2. Crohn's disease

3. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) management


References

  1. Goodman & Gilman’s, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic agents; pharmacotherapy of gout, 12th edition, 2011, 993.
  2. KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Antirheumatoid and antigout drugs, 7th edition, 2013, 212.
  3. Pfizer, Electronic medicines compendium (emc), [Revised on  10th Aug 2023] [ Accessed on 25th August 2023],https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/3838/smpc#gref
  4. Pfizer, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on 2009] [ Accessed on 25th August], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/007073s124lbl.pdf

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