Salazopyrin is used for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. The use of enteric coated tablets will be reduced the incidence of gastrointestinal side effects. For rheumatoid arthritis only Salazopyrin EN-tabs should be used. In the colon sulfasalazine is split by intestinal bacteria into sulfapyridine and 5-amino-salicylic acid. Sulfasalazine and its metabolites have anti-inflammatory, immuno-suppressive and antibacterial effects.
Tablets and enteric coated tablets
In the treatment of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and as adjunctive therapy severe ulcerative colitis. For maintenance of remission in ulcerative colitis.
In the treatment of active Crohn’s disease, especially in patients with colonic involvement.
Enteric coated tablets
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease