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Generic Name
Sulfasalazine (salazosulfapyridine; salicylazosulfapyridine; sulphasalazine)
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Risk Category
  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • anti-infective for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Composed of 5-aminosalicylic acid and sulfapyridine.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses the placenta and fetal concentration the same as maternal.
  • Possible association with congenital defects including oral clefts, cardiovascular, genitourinary defects, hydrocephalus, club foot, lung hypoplasia and intrauterine death.
  • Possible cause of jaundice in neonates exposed in utero to the drug near delivery.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Ecxreted into milk.
  • Should be used with caution because bloody diarrhea has been reported in exposed infants.
  • Other Trade Names
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