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pl. n. drugs containing 5-aminosalicylic acid, used to treat ulcerative colitis (and to maintain patients in remission from it) and Crohn’s disease affecting the colon. They include sulfasalazine, olsalazine, and mesalazine (Asacol, Ipocol, Mesren MR, Mezavant XL, Pentasa, Salofalk), which are administered orally or rectally.

Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

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