If you are:
Possibly Safe: CASE REPORTS OF NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS. MONITOR NEWBORN FOR POSSIBLE KERNICTERUS
Precaution: CAUTION W/ G6PD DEF; ACTIVE METABOLITE EXCRETED; MONITOR INFANT FOR DIARRHEA
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Renal: Elderly at increased risk of severe adverse reactions with decreased renal function. Metabolic: Slow acetylator status may predispose elderly to increased severe side effects.
Giving sulfasalazine DR to a child under 12:
management or monitoring precaution: No safety and efficacy age < 2 years.
Contraindication: Not recommended in infants under 2 months. May cause kernicterus.