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Sulfasalazine for Crohn's Disease:

Sulfasalazine functions to limit the production of certain chemical products of inflammation that causes diarrhea. Some researchers believe that the antibacterial agent in sulfasalazine may be of some value in treating Crohn's disease, but there is yet to be sufficient evidence to support this.

Sulfasalazine can be used to treat mild to moderate attacks of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The medication is known to reduce the chance of a flare-up of ulcerative colitis in most patients. Although a similar effect has not been proven for Crohn's disease, some patients appear to do well on the drug. Possible side effects of sulfasalazine include nausea, reduced appetite, vomiting, allergic reaction, hemolysis, and possible bone-marrow shutdown. Not all side effects have been listed, consult your doctor for further information.

See related articles:
Crohn's Disease General Information
Drug Therapy for Crohn's Disease
Drugs that Reduce Inflammation
Drugs that Treat Symptoms

Drug Therapy articles:
5-ASA (5-Aminosalicylate)
Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease
Bile-salt Binders
Bulk Formers
Immunosuppressive Drugs
Steroids for Crohn's Disease
Sulfasalasinze for Crohn's Disease


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