Aminosalicylates contain the compound 5-aminosalicylic acid, or 5-ASA, which helps reduce inflammation. These drugs are used to prevent relapses and maintain remission in mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis.
The standard aminosalicylate drug is sulfazine (Azulfidine). This drug combines the 5-ASA drug mesalamine with sulfapyridine, a sulfa antibiotic. While sulfazine is cheap and effective, the sulfa component of the drug can cause unpleasant side effects, including...Read more
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Generic Name: LOPERAMIDE/SIMETHICONE - ORALPronounced: (low-PAIR-uh-mide/sye-METH-ih-cone)Anti-Diarrheal (Lope)-Anti-Gas Oral Precautions Before... Read more »