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Azulfidine and Asacol

Just got through reading a recent article from GUT, 2001, Vol. 248, which again reaffirms what has been obvious to me: that the older drug, salphasalzine (Azulfidine) which was replaced when the patent ran out with the supposedly better drug, Asacol, is less effective than the orginal drug.
Here is an excerpt:
During the period 1938-1954, the only drug available for treatment of UC was sulphasalazine (SASP). Nanna Svartz used SASP, which is composed of a sulphonamide-sulphapyridine and a salicylate-5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA). Because of its anti-bacterial activity, it was postulated that the onset of UC might have some linkage with bacteria.4 Though we know today that 5-ASA is the active part of SASP,5 a recent meta-analysis showed a trend towards a superior efficacy of the parent compound over 5-ASA derivates in the prevention of UC relapses.

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Through the (SCD) Specific Carbohydrate Diet, explained in this book, our son was able to get off medication and thrive. He healed himself and was able to go away to college. Last month he had a relapse, had surgery and by going back on the diet he was able to put himself in remission. The doctors are amazed with his latest tests and told him he did not need medication, but he must stick to the diet. I have bought over a dozen of these books and shared them with doctors, family members, and friends. I strongly recommend this book for any IBD/IBS issues.
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- Jo
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