Sulfasalazine Tablet

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Tablet Presentation

Each Gastro- Resistant tablet contains:
Sulfasalazine IP 500 mg

Sulfasalazine is an anti-inflammatory drug i.e. by it is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease
It also belongs to the class of disease modifying anti-rheumatoid drug
It is used to treat inflammation, pain and swelling in the joints.

Indications & Usage

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel disease
  • Psoriatic arthritis

Mechanism of Action

Sulfasalazine shows its action by breaking down into 5-amino salicylic acid and sulfapyridine. The action of sulfasalazine resides on 5amino salicylic acid moiety.


It is metabolized to 5-ASA and accumulates in the colon
It is excreted via feces and urine

Side Effects

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Rashes
  • Feeling sick


  • Contraindicated in Asthma
  • Contraindicated in liver disorders


Stop taking it if you may suffer from Allergy or joint pain


Store it at room temperature


Keep it reach out of children.
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