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What are the possible risks of sulfasalazine?

You may experience a temporary reduction in sperm count while taking sulfasalazine, but your sperm count should return to normal when you stop taking the medication.

Do not be concerned if your skin turns slightly yellow or orange, which is normal.

There have been reports of babies with birth defects born to mothers who took sulfasalazine during pregnancy, though the cause isn't known. Pregnant women should take sulfasalazine only if the drug is clearly needed. Talk to your doctor before taking sulfasalzine while nursing.

Elderly people should be careful when taking sulfasalazine, because they are more likely to experience negative side effects.

Sulfasalazine should be used carefully in children, especially if they have diarrhea or an infection.

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