Who should not take sulfasalazine?

Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to sulfasalazine or other sulfa or salicylate drugs, or if you suffer from any other allergies. Tell your doctor all prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplements you are taking.

Sulfasalazine may not be right for you if you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency, an infection, blood disorders or anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, liver or kidney problems, asthma, porphyria or a urinary tract blockage.

Elderly people and children should be especially cautious while taking sulfasalazine.

Though a risk to fetuses and infants has not been proven, you should weigh the possible risks with the possible benefits of taking sulfasalazine while pregnant or breastfeeding.

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