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In the US, Balsalazide (balsalazide systemic) is a member of the drug class 5-aminosalicylates and is used to treat Ulcerative Colitis and Ulcerative Colitis - Active.

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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 Name

(E)-5-[[p-[(2-carboxyetyl)carbamoyl]phenyl]azo]salicylic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Balsalazidum (Latin)
  • Balsalazid (German)
  • Balsalazide (French)
  • Balsalazida (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Balsalazide (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • BX 661 A (IS: Biorex)
  • Mesalamine (5-aminosalicylic acid 5-ASA), Prodrug of (IS)
  • Prodrug of Mesalamine (IS: 5-aminosalicylic acid 5-ASA)
  • UNII-P80AL8J7ZP (IS)
  • Balsalazide Disodium (OS: USAN)
  • Balsalazide Sodium (OS: BANM)
  • UNII-1XL6BJI034 (IS)
  • Balsalazide Disodium (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Benoquin
    Ivax, Argentina
  • Ao Rui Xin
    Mengxin Pharmaceutical, China
  • Balzide
    Menarini International-L, Italy
  • Basazyde
    Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Taiwan
  • Bei Le Si
    Ante Bio-Pharmaceutical, China
  • Colazal
    Chong Kun Dang, South Korea; Salix, United States
  • Colazid
    Almirall, Norway; Almirall, Sweden
  • Colazide
    Almirall, United Kingdom; Fresenius, Australia
  • Giazo
    Salix, United States
  • Premid
    Almirall, Denmark
  • Sai Lai De
    BaiKeHengDi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd ., China


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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