Sulfasalazine how long to work?

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   Posted 5/9/2010 4:16 AM (GMT -6)   
My daughter 2.5 yrs has just switched from pentasa to sulfasalazine about 2 days ago. Just wondering how long it takes to start working. She has joint pain as well as crohn's disea se. I have a script for steroids too which I am suppose to use after 48 hours if she didn't come good. She is on flagyl as well and had a shocking few days and was about to fill the script but then today mid morning she came good. Legs are still a little sore, but I am hoping that the new drug has kicked in. Although maybe its the flagyl instead?

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   Posted 5/9/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I think within a few weeks it should start kicking in. I think the Flagyl might be contributing to her feeling better. Good luck!
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   Posted 5/9/2010 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Gail, I was thinking maybe it might be the flagyl. Hopefully things are starting to get sorted.
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