Understanding Crohn Disease Medications (cont.)
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This class of drugs includes mesalamine (Asacol, Pentasa, Apriso, Lialda, Canasa, Rowasa), olsalazine (Dipentum), and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine, EN-Tabs). Mesalamine is generally better tolerated than sulfasalazine. The newer aspirin-like anti-inflammatory agents are unique, because they release the active drug in specific areas of the small or large intestine, thus allowing doctors to choose a drug based on the site of inflammation.
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