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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 - What is it for

Aminosalicylates or 5-ASAs are used for inducing and maintaining remission in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. They reduce inflammation in the damaged lining of the intestine. Each brand works differently, releasing active drug in different part of the intestine. (Sulfasalazine may also be used in other condition like Rheumatoid Arthritis).

Your doctor will start you on the one that will give you the most benefit. It is important that you stick to the same medication unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

  • 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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