"Gastrointestinal disturbances frequently occur in patients taking sulfasalazine. Nausea, vomiting, gastric distress, and anorexia (loss of appetite) occur in about
1 of every 3 patients receiving the drug. Dizziness can occur during sulfasalazine therapy but does not require medical attention unless it is persistent. "
Regarding your dosage - since you didn't specify the number of milligrams of each tab, I'll let you figure out if your dose is high or not:
"Doses range from 500mg to 2000mg, and dosing intervals range from every 6 hours to every 12 hours, depending on the clinical condition of the patient. Higher doses have also been used. Sulfasalazine should be taken with a full glass of water after meals or with food to minimize stomach upset. "
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