Posted by: Ang | 2009/08/05


What are the side effects of Salazopyrin, and what would the alternative medication be?
My hubby is being treated for Ulcerative Colitis, and the side effects of the prednisone where worse than the symptoms of the UC. He is now on Salazopyrin, 2 x 500 mg tablets every 6 ours, he is developing random rashes, and still nauseous and very tired, together with stomach pain and headaches. He says it’ s not his colon that is hurting (it’ s not on the side but the middle). Could these all be side effects of the Salazopyrin or it is more likely to be the UC causing these symptoms.

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Salazopyrin have many side-effects, including nausea, rash, headache, loss of appetite, insomnia, vertigo, and blood disorders (to name a few).

Should his symptoms not improve (tiredness and rashes) or get worse, he’ll need to speak his doctor.

Best of luck!

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