Sulfasalazine (SSZ)

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Drug Name Sulfasalazine (SSZ)
Brand Name Salazopyrin®, generics
Drug Type Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug (DMARD)
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When should I not be given SSZ and call my doctor?
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