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5-ASA (5-Aminosalicylate) for Crohn's Disease:

5-Aminosalicylate does not have any antibacterial properties like sulfasalazine does. However, the medication reduces the production of certain chemicals in the intestine that causes diarrhea. It also disables oxygen radicals that destroy tissue. 5-ASA can be used to treat mild to moderate attacks of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Some possible side effects include nausea, headaches, diarrhea, allergic reactions, and kidney damage from long-term use. Not all side effects have been listed, consult your doctor for further information.

See related articles:
Crohn's Disease General Information
Drug Therapy for Crohn's Disease
Drugs that Reduce Inflammation
Drugs that Treat Symptoms

Drug Therapy articles:
5-ASA (5-Aminosalicylate)
Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease
Bile-salt Binders
Bulk Formers
Immunosuppressive Drugs
Steroids for Crohn's Disease
Sulfasalasinze for Crohn's Disease

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