IBD Medication Guide



Brand Name(s)


Drug Class

Aminosalicylates (5-ASA)

How taken


Used for

Ulcerative colitis

Recommendations for Pregnancy

Low risk

Recommendations for Lactation

Limited human data: potential diarrhea

Medication indication

For the maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis in patients who are intolerant of sulfasalazine

Indicated for pediatric use

NOTE: This medication may be recommended for pediatric use. Be sure to talk to your doctor about potential risks and side effects.

Most common side effects

Common side effects include headaches, abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, rash, fever, rare diarrhea, respiratory infection, and pain in joints. Stomach upset, bloating, loss of appetite, blurred vision, headache, pain in joints, and dizziness


Avoid Dipentum® if you are allergic to medicines containing salicylates, such as aspirin, or mesalamine

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