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What are the four main 5-aminosalicylic acid drugs for Crohn's disease?

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There are four main 5-aminosalicylic acid drugs:

  • Balsalazide (Colazal, Giazo)
  • Mesalamine (Apriso, Asacol, Delzicol, Lialda, Pentasa)
  • Olsalazine (Dipentum)
  • Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine, Sulfazine)

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease," "Types of Medications," "Crohn's Disease Medication Options," "Corticosteroids," "Aminosalicylates."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Sulfasalazine and the 5-aminosalicylates."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 15, 2020

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease," "Types of Medications," "Crohn's Disease Medication Options," "Corticosteroids," "Aminosalicylates."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Sulfasalazine and the 5-aminosalicylates."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 15, 2020

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