What do you know about Mesalazine?

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Mesalazine
A should be avoided in patients who are hypersensitive to
salicylates
B is indicated for diverticular disease
C is available only as tablets
D is not associated with side-effects related to blood disorders
E is a prodrug of 5-aminosalicylic acid

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  1. The answer is A, and winners are :Uche and Collins, however we would need the permission of Uche to cede it to Damilare, as a means of spreading the joy. Details below:
    Mesalazine (5-aminosalicylic acid) is an aminosalicylate indicated for treat￾ment of mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis and maintenance of remission. It is
    contraindicated in individuals who are hypersensitive to salicylates. Side￾effects include blood disorders, namely agranulocytosis, aplastic anaemia,
    leucopenia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia. Pharmaceutical formulationsinclude tablets, enema and suppositories.

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