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.
List of 5-aminosalicylates:
|Drug Name||View by: Brand | Generic||Reviews||Avg. Ratings|
|mesalamine systemic (Pro, More...)||267 reviews||7.5|
|balsalazide systemic (Pro, More...)||22 reviews||7.1|
|sulfasalazine systemic (Pro, More...)||74 reviews||5.9|
|olsalazine systemic (Pro, More...)||1 review||Add rating|
Medical conditions associated with 5-aminosalicylates:
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Crohn's Disease
- Crohn's Disease, Acute
- Crohn's Disease, Maintenance
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Lymphocytic Colitis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Ulcerative Colitis, Active
- Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance
- Ulcerative Proctitis