Olsalazine

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Olsalazine
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Clinical data
Trade names Dipentum
AHFS/Drugs.com Monograph
MedlinePlus a601088
Pregnancy
category
  • US: C (Risk not ruled out)
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding 99%
Biological half-life 0.9 hours
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
DrugBank
ChemSpider
UNII
KEGG
ChEMBL
ECHA InfoCard 100.116.494
Chemical and physical data
Formula C14H10N2O6
Molar mass 302.239g/mol
3D model (JSmol)
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Olsalazine is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis. It is sold under the name Dipentum.

The chemical name is 3,3' -azobis (6-hydroxybenzoate)salicylic acid. It is sold as the disodium salt.

Like balsalazide, olsalazine is believed to deliver mesalazine, or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), past the small intestine, directly to the large intestine, which is the active site of disease in ulcerative colitis.

History[edit]

Olsalazine gained Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 1990.

Supply[edit]

The drug is supplied by UCB Pharma.

Other indications[edit]

The Australian biotech company Giaconda has developed a combination therapy for treating constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome that uses olsalazine and the anti-gout drug colchicine.

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