Active ingredients: sulfasalazine
What it is used for
Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease: Adjunct in the treatment of ulcerative colitis with the usual supportive and dietary measures. For the management of severe, acute attacks of ulcerative colitis, rectal and systemic corticosteroid therapy appears to be clinically superior to sulfasalazine, but sulfasalazine may be more effective than corticosteroids in reducing the number of relapses in patients on maintenance therapy. In the treatment of active Crohn's disease, especially in patients with colonic involvement. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Pyralin EN tablets are indicated for rheumatoid arthritis which has failed to respond to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Lifetime is 5 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Yellow-orange, elliptical convex enteric coated tablets marked with 'KPh' on one side and 102 on the other side.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient sulfasalazine
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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