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ATC Group: A07EC04 Balsalazide

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
A07EC04
Balsalazide

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Balsalazide

Balsalazide consists of mesalazine linked to a carrier molecule (4-aminobenzoyl-ß-alanine) via an azo bond. Bacterial azo-reduction releases mesalazine as an active metabolite in the colon. Mesalazine is an intestinal anti-inflammatory agent acting locally on the colonic mucosa. Its precise mechanism of action is unknown.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
COLAZIDE Capsule, hard
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK