Which medications in the drug class 5-Aminosalicylic Acid Derivatives are used in the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Undifferentiated Spondyloarthropathy?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Lawrence H Brent, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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5-Aminosalicylic Acid Derivatives

5-Aminosalicylic acid derivatives inhibit prostaglandin synthesis and reduce the inflammatory response to tissue injury.

Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-tabs)

Sulfasalazine has been shown to reduce the inflammatory symptoms of AS in controlled studies; its most common toxicities include nausea, diarrhea, and hypersensitivity reactions (rash).


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