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(mesalamine) Delayed-Release Capsules
Each Delzicol (mesalamine) delayed-release capsule for oral administration contains 400 mg of mesalamine, an aminosalicylate. Mesalamine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent. Delzicol (mesalamine) delayed-release capsules contain acrylic based resin, Eudragit S (methacrylic acid copolymer type B, NF), which dissolves at pH 7 or greater and releases mesalamine in the terminal ileum and beyond for topical anti-inflammatory action in the colon. Mesalamine (also referred to as 5-aminosalicylic acid or 5-ASA) has the chemical name 5-amino-2-hydroxybenzoic acid. Its structural formula is:
Inactive Ingredients: Each capsule contains colloidal silicon dioxide, dibutyl sebacate, ferric oxide red, ferric oxide yellow, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer type B (Eudragit S), polyethylene glycol, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, talc and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC).
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/19/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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