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RX BIN: 015558
RX PCN: HT
Group ID: DDN6600
Card Holder ID: DDN6600

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2018 Price of Balsalazide

Balsalazide disodium 750 mg capsule

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What is Balsalazide

Balsalazide is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It is sold under the name “Colazal” in the US and “Colazide” in the UK. The chemical name is (E)-5-((-4-(2-carboxyethyl) aminocarbonyl) phenyl)azo) -2-hydroxybenzoic acid. It is usually administered as the disodium salt. Balsalazide releases mesalazine, also known as 5-aminosalicylic acid, or 5-ASA, in the large intestine. Its advantage over that drug in the treatment of Ulcerative colitis is believed to be the delivery of the active agent past the small intestine to the large intestine, the active site of ulcerative colitis.

Balsalazide mechanism of action

The mechanism of action of 5-aminosalicylic acid is unknown, but appears exert its anti-inflammatory effects locally (in the GI tract) rather than systemically. Mucosal production of arachidonic acid metabolites, both through the cyclooxygenase pathways (catalyzes the formation of prostaglandin precursors from arachidonic acid), and through the lipoxygenase pathways (catalyzes the formation of leukotrienes and hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids from arachidonic acid and its metabolites), is increased in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Therefore, it is possible that 5-aminosalicylic acid diminishes inflammation by blocking production of arachidonic acid metabolites in the colon through both the inhibition of cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase.

Dosage forms of Balsalazide

FormRouteStrength
Capsuleoral750 mg/1
Tabletoral1.1 g/1
Tablet, film coatedoral1.1 g/1
Prescription Generics

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International Brands

Balsalazide Disodium

Synonyms

(e)-5-((4-(((2-Carboxyethyl)amino)carbonyl)phenyl)azo)-2-hydroxybenzoic acid (e)-5-({p-((2-carboxyethyl)carbamoyl)phenyl}azo)-2-salicylic acid

Manufacturers

Apotex Corp.

CAS number

80573-04-2

UNII

P80AL8J7ZP

State

solid

Affected organisms

Humans and other mammals

Indication of Balsalazide

For the treatment of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis.

Toxicity of Balsalazide

A single oral dose of balsalazide disodium at 5 grams/kg or 4-aminobenzoyl-(beta)-alanine, a metabolite of balsalazide disodium, at 1 gram/kg was non-lethal in mice and rats. No symptoms of acute toxicity were seen at these doses.

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