The Pennine Acute Hospitals
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1 Gastro-intestinal system
01-05-01 Aminosalicylates
Oral aminosalicylates are formulated to allow site specific delivery to the colon or small intestine to exert local effects. They should be prescribed according to their mode and site of action and the brand name should always be specified.
Mesalazine Octasa®
First Choice
Tablets

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Mesalazine Pentasa®
First Choice
Tablets
Granules
Retention enema
Suppositories


noteTablets may be dispersed in water for patients with dysphagia / enteral feeding tubes


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Mesalazine Asacol®
Formulary
Tablets
Foam enema
Suppositories

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Mesalazine Salofalk®
Formulary
Granules

note Granules may be used for patients with swallowing difficulties. Tablets are NON FORMULARY

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Sulfasalazine
Formulary
Tablets
Suspension

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Olsalazine
Formulary
Capsules
Tablets

Restricted Item Specialist initiation only

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Balsalazide Sodium Colazide®
Formulary
Capsules

Restricted Item Specialist initiation only

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Mesalazine  Mezavant® XL
Formulary
Tablets

Restricted Item Specialist initiation only

note For when symptoms are not controlled with 400mg or 800mg preparations or when concordance is an issue.

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