|Name||5 Aminosalicylic Acid|
5 Aminosalicylic Acid
5-Amino salicylic acid is an orally available medication that acts topically rather than systemically by inhibiting intestinal cyclooxygenases and lipoxygenases. As a result, production of inflammatory compounds is diminished.
For the treatment of ulcerative colitis:
- For long-acting oral dosage form:
- Adults: 800 milligrams (mg) 3 times a day.
- Children 5 years of age and older: Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The dose is usually not more than 2400 mg per day, divided in 2 doses.
- Children younger than 5 years of age: Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
- If you get severe stomach discomfort, stomach cramps, or bloody diarrhea, stop taking 5-aminosalicylic acid and notify your doctor right away (may occur with fever, headache, and skin rash).
- 5-aminosalicylic acid should be given in pregnancy only if the potential benefits justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
- Caution is advised when it is administered to a nursing mother.
- Caution should be exercised when using 5-aminosalicylic acid in patients with known renal dysfunction or history of renal disease, and liver disease.