4-Aminosalicylic acid

Molecular mass: 153.135 g/mol  PubChem compound: 4649

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
J04AA01 Aminosalicylic acid J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J04 Antimycobacterials → J04A Drugs for treatment of tuberculosis → J04AA Aminosalicylic acid and derivatives
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
GRANUPAS Gastro-resistant granules European Medicines Agency (EU) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 65-49-6
DrugBank Drug: DB00233
KEGG Drug: D00162
PubChem Compound: 4649
RxNorm Ingredient: 7833
SNOMED-CT Concept: 27192005
Aminosalicylic acid (substance)
UNII Identifier: 5B2658E0N2


4-Aminosalicylic acid is an active ingredient of these brands:

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Israel (IL)

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South Africa (ZA)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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