What are the side effects of aminosalicylates?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

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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