ATC Group: A07EC04 Balsalazide

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents
3
Intestinal antiinflammatory agents
4
Aminosalicylic acid and similar agents
5
A07EC04
Balsalazide

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

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.

Medicines in this ATC group

Drug
Countries

Australia United Kingdom

Related product monographs

Title
Type
Country
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK