Sulfasalazine for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Why It Is Used
Sulfasalazine is considered a second-line treatment for JIA. Its use is reserved for children with JIA who do not respond to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Reference NSAIDs Opens New Window) or methotrexate. Children who are allergic to sulfa medicines or salicylates cannot use this medicine.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics