4-Aminosalicylic acid

Active ingredient description

Aminosalicylic acid is bacteriostatic against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It inhibits the onset of bacterial resistance to streptomycin and isoniazid.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Aminosalicylic acid and similar agents
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A07 Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents → A07E Intestinal antiinflammatory agents
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Aminosalicylic acid
J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J04 Antimycobacterials → J04A Drugs for treatment of tuberculosis → J04AA Aminosalicylic acid and derivatives
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Medicines

4-Aminosalicylic acid is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

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United States

France

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

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Type
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Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

5B2658E0N2 - AMINOSALICYLIC ACID

CAS registry number

65-49-6 - 4-Aminosalicylic acid

SNOMED-CT

27192005 - Aminosalicylic acid (substance)