Ulcerative colitis

Indication for Sulfasalazine

Population group: Suitable for both men and women, only children (1 year - 12 years old) , adolescents (12 years - 18 years old)

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

20-60 mg/kg in 4 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

20 - 60 mg per kg of body weight

Dosage regimen

From 5 To 15 mg per kg of body weight 4 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

Acute attack or relapse: 40-60 mg/kg/day.

Maintenance dosage: 20-30 mg/kg/day.

The dose is reduced in proportion to body weight.

Active ingredient

Therapeutic benefit of sulfasalazine appears to be due to a local action of the sulfasalazine and its split product 5-aminosalicylic acid on the mucous membrane and deeper colonic structures.

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