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Brand name: Pyralin EN TM

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
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Yellow-orange, elliptical convex enteric coated tablets marked with 'KPh' on one side and 102 on the other side.

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Food interactions

For the active ingredient sulfasalazine

  • May take Vitamin D.
  • Take with a full glass of water No iron, zinc or fluoride within 2 hours of taking this medication.
  • Take with food.

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 was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical 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.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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