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Description

Aminosalicylic acid (also known as para-aminosalicylic acid or PAS) is an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria that cause tuberculosis. It is usually taken in combination with other drugs to treat the infection.

Common side effects of aminosalicylic acid include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, rash, and headache. It may also cause liver damage, anemia, and low white blood cell count.

Brand names associated with aminosalicylic acid include:
  ▸  Amiobutin
  ▸  Amiobutin-P
  ▸  Amiobutin-S
  ▸  Amiobutin-T
  ▸  Amiobutin-V
  ▸  Amiobutin-X
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-S
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-T
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-V
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-X
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-Z
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-Z-S
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-Z-T
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-Z-V
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-Z-X
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-Z-Z
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-Z-Z-S
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-Z-Z-T
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-Z-Z-V
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-Z-Z-X
  ▸  Amiobutin-Z-Z-Z-Z

Overdose effects of aminosalicylic acid may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, and confusion. In severe cases, an overdose can lead to seizures, coma, and even death.

Synonyms
  • 4-aminosalicylic acid
  • aminosalicylic acid
  • p-aminosalicylic acid
  • para-aminosalicylic acid
  • PAS
  • pasalicylum
Classifications
  • aminosalicylic acid
  • anti-infective
  • antimycobacterial
  • antitubercular

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