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calcium aminosalicylate
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Description

Calcium aminosalicylate is a type of medication used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is a combination of calcium and aminosalicylate, which is a derivative of salicylic acid. It works by reducing inflammation in the intestines and helping to reduce symptoms of IBD.

Common side effects of calcium aminosalicylate include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and headache. It may also cause an allergic reaction in some people.

Brand names associated with calcium aminosalicylate include Asacol, Pentasa, Apriso, and Lialda.

Overdose effects of calcium aminosalicylate may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea. In severe cases, an overdose can lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and kidney failure. If an overdose is suspected, seek medical attention immediately.

Synonyms
  • calcii para-aminosalicylas
Classifications
  • aminosalicylic acid
  • anti-infective
  • antimycobacterial
  • antitubercular
  • calcium
  • salicylic acid

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