Sulfasalazine affects a substance in the body that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and diarrhea. Sulfasalazine is used to treat moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis in children and adults who have received other arthritis medications without successful treatment of symptoms. Sulfasalazine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Azulfidine is a drug that is recommended for those that are suffering from ulcerative colitis. It is known for increasing the time between ulcerative colitis attacks. It is a salicylate that decreases inflammation in the large intestines. Azulfidine can also be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.