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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 Avg. Rating Reviews
Lialda (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
7.2
99 reviews
Pentasa (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
7.7
78 reviews
Asacol (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
7.0
59 reviews
Apriso (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
6.8
29 reviews
Canasa (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
7.5
13 reviews
Salofalk
Generic name: mesalamine
7.5
12 reviews
Sulfazine
Generic name: sulfasalazine
5.8
11 reviews
Colazal (Pro)
Generic name: balsalazide
6.4
11 reviews
Asacol HD (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
8.3
9 reviews
Rowasa (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
7.8
8 reviews
Delzicol (Pro)
Generic name: mesalamine
7.8
7 reviews
Azulfidine (Pro)
Generic name: sulfasalazine
4.8
3 reviews
Dipentum (Pro)
Generic name: olsalazine
9.0
2 reviews
Canasa Pac
Generic name: mesalamine
7.5
2 reviews
Mesasal Enteric Coated
Generic name: mesalamine
No reviews
Giazo (Pro)
Generic name: balsalazide
No reviews
Azulfidine EN-tabs (Pro)
Generic name: sulfasalazine
7.0
No reviews
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