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Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Ao Rui Xin; Balacol; Balsalazide disodium; Balsalazine; Balzide; Basazyde; Benoquin; BX 661A; Colazal; Colazid; Colazide; Giazo; Premid

Latest Information Update: 15 Jan 2019

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At a glance

  • Originator Biorex Laboratories
  • Developer Pharmatel; Salix Pharmaceuticals; Takeda; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Class Anti-inflammatories; Irritable bowel syndrome therapies; Salicylates; 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.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Ulcerative colitis
  • Discontinued Cancer; Radiation injuries

Most Recent Events

  • 08 Jan 2019 Shire has been acquired and merged into Takeda
  • 21 Apr 2017 No recent reports on development identified - Registered for Ulcerative colitis in New Zealand (PO)
  • 07 Apr 2015 Launched for Ulcerative colitis in China, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and India (PO) before April 2015
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