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ATC Group: A07EC03 Olsalazine

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

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
A07EC03
Olsalazine

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Olsalazine

Olsalazine is bioconverted to 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), which has anti-inflammatory activity in ulcerative colitis. The conversion of olsalazine to mesalamine (5-ASA) in the colon is similar to that of sulfasalazine, which is converted into sulfapyridine and mesalamine. The mechanism of action of mesalamine (and sulfasalazine) is unknown, but appears to be topical rather than systemic.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
DIPENTUM Capsule
MPI, US: SPL/Old
US