I believe that you should take it spread out through the day. I am on 6 per day, I do 2 in the am, afternoon and early evening. I understand if you are throwing up in the morning it would be difficult to keep them down, perhaps if you are usually done throwing up by a certain time, then you can take the first 2 after that.
DOSING: 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. Patients with kidney diseases may need to use lower doses of sulfasalazine.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Sulfasalazine may cause reduced absorption of folic acid and of digoxin.
Have you also been giving a scrip for folic acid?
Congrats! on your pregnancy, hope your morning sickness ends soon!!
South of Boston, Ma
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago. Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all. Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin 5000mcg, Fibercon.
Post Edited (munchkindd) : 9/15/2008 1:12:50 PM (GMT-6)