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Generic Name
Mesalazine (Mesalamine)
Trade Name
Ferring AS
Risk Category
  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • It is 5-aminosalicylic acid, anti-inflammatory bowel agent.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Only small amounts are absorbed from the colon into systemic circulation.
  • Crosses the placenta.
  • No well controlled human data, first trimester exposure resulted in no increase in congenital anomalies but single case of fetal renal toxicity leading to renal lesions and defects has been reported in second trimester exposure.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Small amounts are excreted into milk.
  • Should be used with caution because of possible allergic reaction in nursing infant producing watery diarrhea.
  • Other Trade Names
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