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Balsalazide

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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
A07EC04
Balsalazide
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A07 Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents → A07E Intestinal antiinflammatory agents → A07EC Aminosalicylic acid and similar agents

Trade names

Trade name
Countries

Australia United Kingdom

Product Monographs

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