Read all instructions and precautionary statements
provided by the manufacturer before using this product.
Symptoms may disappear before an infection is fully
treated. Do not stop administration before completion of the prescription.
The following directions represent a standard use.
Follow the specifications of your veterinarian's prescription.
- Give with or shortly after food.
- Administer 10 to 15 mg per pound of body weight every
8 hours to dogs.
- Administer 5 to 10 mg per pound of body weight once
daily to cats.
- Provide plenty of fresh water to pets during treatment.
Frequency of Use:
Dogs are typically dosed 4 times per day, while cats
are typically dosed once per day.
Give a forgotten dose as soon as you remember it.
However, if it is almost time for the next dose, wait and resume the
prescribed schedule then. Do not give a double dose.
Keep out of reach of children and animals.
Store Sulfasalazine at room temperature. Protect
from moisture and heat.
It is a violation of Federal
Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Sulfasalazine is an antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory
agent. Its exact mechanisms of action are unknown. However, it is believed
that Sulfasalazine inhibits the actions of certain bodily substances
that trigger inflammation, tissue damage, and diarrhea. Most of the
drug is not absorbed into the bloodstream; rather, it remains in the
intestines, where it works topically to reduce inflammation.
Sulfasalazine Active Ingredient
(per tablet): sulfasalazine 500 mg
Keep Sulfasalazine out of reach of children and animals.
Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.
Sulfasalazine is intended for use in cats and dogs.
Do not administer to other species. Use only in the animal for which
it was prescribed.
Use as prescribed by your veterinarian.
CAUTION: Clinical signs of an infection
may clear up before the infection. Do not stop giving your pet Sulfasalazine
until the prescribed regimen is completed.
Do not give at higher doses or for a longer duration
Sulfasalazine can interact with other drugs and supplements.
Talk to your veterinarian before concomitantly using any other medications
or supplements in your pet during treatment.
Not for use in any animal with a hypersensitivity
to it or other sulfa drugs.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has had an intestinal
or urinary tract blockage, renal or hepatic impairment, porphyria, or
glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Tell your veterinarian
if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
Seek immediate veterinary treatment for an overdose.
Symptoms may include nausea, emesis, stomach pain, drowsiness, or seizures.
If colitis or another condition fails to improve
or worsens with administration, or if your pet experiences sore throat,
fever, or yellowing of the eyes, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian
Other side effects may include nausea, emesis, diminished
appetite, fever, headache, itching, rash, hives, dry eye, and others.
Consult your veterinarian about any that are particularly bothersome
to your pet.
Pets require plenty of fresh water during treatment.