Your doctor may prescribe aminosalicyates to control inflammation in the lining of the digestive tract. They are mainly used to treat mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis and sometimes Crohn’s disease.


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Aminosalicylates for IBD Aminosalicylates are compounds that contain 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) and reduce inflammation in the lining of the intestine. Watch this video to learn more.


About Aminosalicylates

Aminosalicylates work by limiting the inflammation in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. 

Aminosalicylates can be pills, enemas, or suppositories inserted through rectum. The type taken depends on several factors, including where in your digestive tract your inflammation is located.

You can learn more about aminosalicylates in our IBD Medication Guide or our aminosalicylates fact sheet.