A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.
Aminosalicylates or aminosalicylic acid is used with other drugs to treat tuberculosis. Aminosalicylic acid is thought to inhibit folic acid synthesis and/or inhibit synthesis of a component of the cell wall. It is bacteriostatic against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Aminosalicylates also prevent development of bacterial resistance to drugs such as streptomycin and isoniazid.
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generic name: aminosalicylic acid
Medical conditions associated with aminosalicylates: