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MESALAZINE oral formulations

Last Updated: 28 February 2018

Body System: Gastro-intestinal system

Amber initiated

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of Mesalazine oral formulations by brand name following specialist initiation for inflammatory bowel disease. Octasa® brand is considered to be equivalent to Asacol® brand and currently represents a more cost effective choice.