Mesalamines and basalazides do not contain sulfa while sulfasalazine does. Good thing too because I am highly allergic to sulfa! :)
These meds are designed, as Zippy said, to reduce the inflammation and to heal but cure? No, as of now there is no cure. They are not even sure what exactly causes it. And yes, these meds were specifically designed to heal the IBD'er.
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