Sulfasalazine (SSZ)

Drug Name
Sulfasalazine (SSZ)

Brand Name(s)
Salazopyrin®, generics

Drug Class
Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug (DMARD)

SSZ is a DMARD used to treat inflammatory types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis.


This information was last updated November 2017, with expert advice from:

Jason Kielly, B.Sc. (pharm.), Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Clinical Pharmacist, Rheumatic Health Program, Eastern Health

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