Indications for Sulfasalazine
Sulfasalazine is a sulfonamide drug with both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is indicated in veterinary medicine for managing inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Once administered, Sulfasalazine is broken down into its metabolites of 5-aminosalicylic acid and sulfapyridine, which are readily absorbed. Sulfasalazine is particularly useful in the treatment of colitis in dogs and cats.