ATC Group: A07EC01 Sulfasalazine

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of A07EC01 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 A Alimentary tract and metabolism
2 A07 Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents
3 A07E Intestinal antiinflammatory agents
4 A07EC Aminosalicylic acid and similar agents
5 A07EC01 Sulfasalazine

Defined daily dose

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is a unit of measurement and does not necessarily reflect the recommended or Prescribed Daily Dose. Therapeutic doses for individual patients and patient groups will often differ from the DDD as they will be based on individual characteristics (such as age, weight, ethnic differences, type and severity of disease) and pharmacokinetic considerations.

Route Amount
ORAL - Oral 2 g
RECTAL - Rectal 2 g

Active ingredients in A07EC01

Active Ingredient Description
Sulfasalazine

Therapeutic benefit of sulfasalazine appears to be due to a local action of the sulfasalazine and its split product 5-aminosalicylic acid on the mucous membrane and deeper colonic structures.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
AZULFIDINE Tablet FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/Old
SALAZOPYRIN Suppository Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

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