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The active substance in Saaz Tablets is sulfasalazine which is an anti- inflammatory drug and belongs to a group of medicines called aminosalicylates. Your doctor may give you Saaz Tablets to treat and manage inflammatory bowel disease.
The main forms of inflammatory bowel disease are Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease. Although the diseases have some features in common, there are some important differences.
Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory disease which affects only the large bowel (colon and back passage). The lining of the bowel becomes inflamed (red and swollen) and symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhoea (which may contain blood and mucus). Saaz Tablets are used to control the flare-ups of ulcerative colitis. They may also be used at lower doses to prevent more flare-ups of ulcerative colitis.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease which may affect any part of the digestive system from the mouth to the anus, but it most commonly affects the last part of the small bowel and the first part of the large bowel. Symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhoea (which may be bloody). Saaz Tablets are used to control the flare-ups of Crohn’s Disease.
Saaz blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain autoimmune diseases. It suppresses the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the disease.
Saaz is used in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
Direction to Use
You can take Saaz either before or after meals. It is important that you drink plenty of water while you are taking Saaz. This is to avoid any problems with the way your kidneys work. If you forget to take a dose, don't worry, but do remember to take your next dose when it is due. Do not take two doses together to make up for a missed dose.
Common side effects which may affect more than 1 person in 100 :
-Changes in taste
-Ringing in the ears
-Inflamed mouth (stomatitis)
-Itching of the skin
Uncommon side-effects which may affect more than 1 person in 1000 :
-Fits, jerky, uncontrolled movements
-Loss of balance
-Shortness of breath