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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Anti-inflammatory agent

Drug acting on the gastrointestinal system

Chemical Names

5-Aminosalicylic acid (WHO)

Benzoic acid, 5-amino-2-hydroxy-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Mesalamine (OS: USAN)
  • Mesalazina (OS: DCIT)
  • Mesalazine (OS: BAN)
  • Mésalazine (OS: DCF)
  • 5-ASA (IS)
  • Acidum metaminosalicylicum (IS)
  • Fisalamine (IS)
  • MAS (IS)
  • Mesalamine (PH: USP 34)
  • Mesalazine (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Mesalazinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • 5 ASA
    Dominguez, Argentina
  • 5 XR
    Ariston, Argentina
  • 5-ASA
    Slaviamed, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Slaviamed, Serbia
  • Anjiesha
    Topsun Dongsheng Pharmaceutical, China
  • Apriso
    Salix, United States
  • Asacol
    Altana, Mexico; Baxter, New Zealand; Dae Woong, South Korea; Eczacibasi, Turkey; Equity, South Africa; Faran Laboratories, Greece; Getz, Pakistan; Giuliani, Italy; Lek, Serbia; Lek, Slovenia; Medimport, Czech Republic; Meduna, Germany; Nycomed, Lithuania; Nycomed, Latvia; Nycomed, Netherlands; P & D, Malta; Sandoz, Croatia (Hrvatska); Sanofi-Aventis, Switzerland; Tillotts, Norway; Tillotts Pharma, Bahrain; Tillotts Pharma, Denmark; Tillotts Pharma, Estonia; Tillotts Pharma, Finland; Tillotts Pharma, Hong Kong; Tillotts Pharma, Israel; Tillotts Pharma, Iceland; Tillotts Pharma, Sweden; Tillotts Pharma, Singapore; Tillotts Pharma, Taiwan; Vitória, Portugal; Warner Chilcott, Canada; Warner Chilcott, United Kingdom; Warner Chilcott, United States; Win-Medicare, India; Wulfing Pharma, Oman
  • Asacol (veterinary use)
    Medimport, Czech Republic
  • Asacol HD
    Warner Chilcott, United States
  • Asacolon
    Tillotts Pharma, Ireland
  • Asalazine
    Farmellas Enterprises, Greece
  • Asalex
    Chiesi Farmaceutici, Italy
  • Asalit
    Merck, Brazil
  • Asamax
    Astellas, Poland; Astellas Pharma, Italy; CSL Biotherapies, New Zealand
  • Asavixin
    Rottapharm, Italy
  • Asazine
    Tillotts Pharma, Switzerland
  • Bufexan
    Nova Argentia, Argentina
  • Canasa
    Axcan, United States
  • Cinkasa
    Opalia, Tunisia
  • Claversal
    Faes, Spain; Merck, Austria; Merckle Recordati, Germany; Nycomed, Portugal; Teofarma, Italy; Tramedico, Belgium
  • Colasa
    Excelsior, Taiwan
  • Colitan
    GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Poland
  • Colitofalk
    Codali, Belgium; Falk, Luxembourg
  • Croxalan
    HLB Pharma, Chile
  • Ectospasmol
    Alapis Pharma, Greece
  • Enteraproct
    Crinos, Italy
  • Enterasin
    Crinos, Italy
  • Etiasa
    Ethypharm, China; Novartis, India
  • Exotran
    Beta, Argentina
  • Favorat
    Chrispa, Greece
  • Fivasa
    Norgine, France; Norgine, Tunisia
  • Genalamine
    Genovate, Taiwan
  • Ipocol
    P & D, Malta; Sandoz, United Kingdom
  • Jucolon
    Anpharm, Poland
  • Laboxantryl
    Chrispa, Greece
  • Lazar
    Buffington's, Mexico
  • Lextrasa
    GB Pharma, Italy
  • Lialda
    Shire, United States
  • Lixacol
    Faes, Spain
  • Mesaclon
    Yung Shin, Taiwan
  • Mesacol
    Sun, India; Sun Pharma, Thailand
  • Mesacron
    ABL Pharma, Peru
  • Mesaflor
    So.Se. Pharm, Italy
  • Mesafoam
    Dr. Falk Pharma, Bulgaria
  • Mesagin
    Kleva, Greece
  • Mesagran
    Falk, Austria
  • Mesalamine Perrigo
    Perrigo, United States
  • Mesalamine Teva
    Teva, United States
  • Mesalazin Unipharm
    Unipharm, Bulgaria
  • Mesalazina Aurobindo
    Aurobindo, Italy
  • Mesalazina Dorom
    Dorom, Italy
  • Mesalazina Mylan
    Mylan, Italy
  • Mesalazina ratiopharm
    ratiopharm Italia, Italy
  • Mesalazina Sandoz
    Sandoz, Italy
  • Mesalazine Actavis
    Actavis, Netherlands
  • Mesalazine Daiko Seiyaku
    Daiko Seiyaku, Japan
  • Mesalazine Disphar
    Disphar, Netherlands
  • Mesalazine Fuji Yakuhin
    Fuji Yakuhin, Japan
  • Mesalazine Kobayashi Kako
    Kobayashi Kako, Japan
  • Mesalazine Mylan
    Mylan Seiyaku, Japan
  • Mesalazine Nihon Generic
    Nihon Generic, Japan
  • Mesalazine Nihon Yakuhin Kogyo
    Nihon Yakuhin Kogyo, Japan
  • Mesalazine Nippon Chemiphar
    Nippon Chemiphar, Japan
  • Mesalazine PCH
    Pharmachemie, Netherlands
  • Mesalazine Pharmathen
    Pharmathen, Greece
  • Mesalazine ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Netherlands
  • Mesalazine Sandoz
    Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Mesalazine Shiono
    Shiono Kemikaru, Japan
  • Mesalazine Taiyo
    Taiyo Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Mesalazine Teva
    Teva, Belgium
  • Mesalazyna
    Farmina, Poland; Farmjug, Poland
  • Mesasal
    GlaxoSmithKline, Australia; GlaxoSmithKline, Canada; Sanofi-Aventis, Denmark; Sanofi-Aventis, Iceland; Sanofi-Aventis, Norway
  • Mesatec
    ADWYA, Tunisia
  • Mesavancol
    Giuliani, Italy
  • Mesax
    Labinco, Colombia
  • Mesren
    P & D, Malta; Teva Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Mezavant
    Shire, Austria; Shire, Australia; Shire, Canada; Shire, Germany; Shire, Denmark; Shire, Estonia; Shire, Spain; Shire, United Kingdom; Shire, Ireland; Shire, Netherlands; Shire, Norway; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Sweden
  • Octasa
    Tillotts Pharma, United Kingdom
  • Pentacol
    Sofar, Italy; Sofar, Malta
  • Pentasa
    Altana, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Ferring, Argentina; Ferring, Austria; Ferring, Australia; Ferring, Belgium; Ferring, Bulgaria; Ferring, Canada; Ferring, Switzerland; Ferring, China; Ferring, Germany; Ferring, Denmark; Ferring, Estonia; Ferring, Spain; Ferring, Finland; Ferring, France; Ferring, United Kingdom; Ferring, Georgia; Ferring, Hong Kong; Ferring, Hungary; Ferring, Ireland; Ferring, Israel; Ferring, Iceland; Ferring, Italy; Ferring, South Korea; Ferring, Lithuania; Ferring, Luxembourg; Ferring, Latvia; Ferring, Malta; Ferring, Mexico; Ferring, Malaysia; Ferring, Netherlands; Ferring, Norway; Ferring, Oman; Ferring, Peru; Ferring, Philippines; Ferring, Poland; Ferring, Romania; Ferring, Serbia; Ferring, Russian Federation; Ferring, Sweden; Ferring, Singapore; Ferring, Slovenia; Ferring, Slovakia; Ferring, Thailand; Ferring, Tunisia; Ferring, Turkey; Ferring, Taiwan; Ferring, Vietnam; Ferring, South Africa; Ferring-Leciva, Czech Republic; Gynopharm, Chile; Kyorin Pharmaceutical, Japan; Laboratórios Ferring, Brazil; P & D, Malta; Pharbil Waltrop, Georgia; Pharmaco, New Zealand; PharmaSwiss, Croatia (Hrvatska); png Gerolymatos, Greece; Shire, United States
  • Proctasacol
    Giuliani, Italy
  • Rafassal
    Rafa, Israel
  • Rowasa
    Abbott, France; Abbott, Tunisia; Meda, United States
  • Salazine
    Johnson, Taiwan
  • Salofalk
    ARIS, Turkey; Axcan, Canada; Biotoscana, Chile; Biotoscana, Colombia; Biotoscana, Peru; Cevallos, Argentina; Darya-Varia, Indonesia; Dr Falk, Spain; Dr Falk, Hong Kong; Dr. Falk, Norway; Dr. Falk, Portugal; Dr. Falk, Russian Federation; Dr. Falk Pharma, Bulgaria; Dr. Falk Pharma, Czech Republic; Dr. Falk Pharma, Serbia; Falk, Austria; Falk, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Falk, China; Falk, Germany; Falk, United Kingdom; Falk, Hungary; Falk, Indonesia; Falk, Ireland; Falk, South Korea; Falk, Lithuania; Falk, Malta; Falk, Netherlands; Falk, Philippines; Falk, Poland; Falk, Romania; Falk, Singapore; Falk, Slovakia; Falk, Thailand; Falk Pharma GmbH, Latvia; Farmak, Estonia; Galenica, Greece; GlaxoSmithKline, Poland; Meda, Finland; Meda, Sweden; Merck, Austria; Orphan, Australia; Salus, Slovenia; Schwabe, Costa Rica; Schwabe, Guatemala; Schwabe, Honduras; Schwabe, Panama; Schwabe, El Salvador; Vifor, Switzerland; Würth, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Salofalk GR
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Saloflak
    Farmasa, Mexico
  • Salophalc
    Falk, Georgia
  • Samezil
    Krka, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Krka, Latvia; Krka, Slovenia
  • sfRowasa
    Meda, United States
  • Suprimal
    Eurostaga, Ecuador; Temis-Lostalo, Argentina
  • Teva-5 ASA
    Teva Neuroscience, Canada
  • Tidocol
    Torrent, Vietnam
  • Walasa
    Wallace, India
  • Xalazin
    Astellas, Hungary
  • Xalazina
    HLB, Argentina
  • Yolecol
    Altana, Argentina

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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