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Not Medical Advice: The only pill with "WATSON 796" imprinted on it is Sulfasalazine, 500 mg. This round, yellow pill is a sulfa drug, originally developed to treat rheumatoid arthritis but now also used to treat Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and other types of inflammatory bowel disease. Though the color is officially listed as yellow, the pill does have a brownish tint to it.

Recent studies have shown that sulfasalazine can reverse the scarring associated with cirrhosis of the liver and may also aid in healing it. More rarely, sulfasalazine can be prescribed to treat idiopathic urticaria and psoriatic arthritis.

The brand name for sulfasalazine is Azulfidine and it's in the drug class known as Aminosalicylates. Though it doesn't have many major side effects for most people, sulfasalazine has been known to cause temporary infertility, severe depression in young men, immune thrombocytopenia, megaloblastic anemia, and folate deficiency.

A recent study has suggested that sulfasalazine is likely to lower glutamate levels in the brain, which would help to treat depression, schizophrenia, and brain cancer.

Updated on Friday, March 15 2013 at 02:31PM EDT
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