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Aminosalicylates

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Aminosalicylates Salofalk ® (Mesalazine EC); Pentasa ® (Mesalazine PR); Salofalk ® (Mesalazine) Rectal Foam; Sulfasalazine EC Adult

Aminosalicylates - Additional Information

Aminosalicylates

  • If you are allergic to salicylic acid/ salicylates such as aspirin, please inform your doctor before taking this medication.

Sulfasalazine

  • If you are allergic to sulfa drugs (e.g. co-trimoxazole), or if you have ever developed any rash, hives, swelling or shortness of breath after taking a sulfa drug, please inform your doctor before taking this medication.
  • Please inform your doctor/pharmacist if you have G6PD deficiency or if you are pregnant/breastfeeding.
  • May reduce body’s ability to absorb folate, hence, your doctor may prescribe folic acid supplement together when needed.

As aminosalicylates may interact with some medications, please consult your pharmacist or doctor if you are taking or before taking any other medications. E.g. antacids, warfarin, digoxin.

  • Tags: Mesalazine, Sulfasalazine
  • Updated on Friday, January 1, 2016
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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