Mesalazine rectal gel - Gentium

Drug Profile

Mesalazine rectal gel - Gentium

Alternative Names: 5-Aminosalicylic acid rectal gel - Axcan Pharma; 5-ASA rectal gel - Axcan Pharma; Canasa Rectal Gel; Mesalamine rectal gel; Salofalk Rectal Gel

Latest Information Update: 04 Feb 2014

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At a glance

  • Originator Gentium
  • Class Aminosalicylic acids; Anti-inflammatories; Irritable bowel syndrome therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Lipoxygenase-cyclooxygenase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Ulcerative colitis

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Mar 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 03 Feb 2014 Aptalis has been acquired by Forest Laboratories
  • 25 Feb 2008 Axcan Pharma has been acquired by Texas Pacific Group
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