What are the side effects of aminosalicylates?

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine Specialist

Side effects may include fever, headaches, respiratory inflammation, muscle aches and pains, abdominal pain, belching, nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, vomiting, constipation, flatulence, rash and itching. Sulfasalazine can turn your urine and skin orange. Some people have developed pancreatitis, myocarditis, pericarditis, agranulocytosis or leukopenia.

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Common side effects of aminosalicylates include the following:

  • abdominal cramping
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • decreased appetite

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