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5-aminosalicylates

What are 5-aminosalicylates?

Aminosalicylates are anti-inflammatory agents used to treat inflammatory bowel disease and some forms of arthritis. They work by inhibiting the production of cyclo-oxygenase and prostaglandin, thromboxane synthetase, platelet activating factor synthetase, and interleukin-1 by macrophages so reduces the acute inflammatory response in inflammatory bowel disease.

Production of immunoglobulin by plasma cells is also decreased.

Aminosalicylates are used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis and Crohn's disease.

List of 5-aminosalicylates:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Dipentum (Pro)
Generic name: olsalazine
2 reviews
9.0
Asacol HD (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
9 reviews
8.3
Delzicol (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
7 reviews
7.8
Pentasa (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
73 reviews
7.8
Rowasa (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
8 reviews
7.8
Salofalk
Generic name: mesalamine
11 reviews
7.6
Canasa (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
12 reviews
7.2
Lialda (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
96 reviews
7.2
Asacol (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
59 reviews
7.0
Azulfidine EN-tabs (Pro)
Generic name: sulfasalazine
0 reviews
7.0
Colazal (Pro)
Generic name: balsalazide
10 reviews
6.9
Apriso (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
27 reviews
6.6
Sulfazine
Generic name: sulfasalazine
11 reviews
5.8
Canasa Pac
Generic name: mesalamine
1 review
5.0
Azulfidine (Pro)
Generic name: sulfasalazine
3 reviews
4.8
Giazo (Pro)
Generic name: balsalazide
0 reviewsAdd rating
Mesasal Enteric Coated
Generic name: mesalamine
0 reviewsAdd rating
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