ATC Group: A07EC03 Olsalazine

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

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Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents
3
Intestinal antiinflammatory agents
4
Aminosalicylic acid and similar agents
5
A07EC03
Olsalazine

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

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.

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