Balsalazide (Colazol)

Aminosalicylate prodrug metabolized in the colon releasing its active form 5-aminosalicyclic acid or mesalamine.

Mesalamine is essentially sulfasalazine without the sulfa moiety.

As effective as mesalamine or sulfasalazine in mild-moderate ulcerative colitis and has a better adverse toxicity profile.

May be associated with interstitial lung disease.

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