Apriso

Generic Name: Mesalamine

  • What is Apriso?

    Apriso is a medicine used for the maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis, which is an inflammatory disease of the large intestine.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Apriso?

    Rarely, you can experience a serious reaction to Apriso that includes cramps, sharp abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, fever, headache, or rash. Tell your doctor immediately if you get any of these symptoms.

  • Who should not take Apriso?

    Do not take Apriso if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or salicylates, including aspirin.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Apriso?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Apriso. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies, kidney or liver disease, or phenylketonuria (an inability to process phenylalanine, a protein in your body).

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended dose is 4 capsules by mouth once a day in the morning.

  • How should I take Apriso?

    Take Apriso exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You can take Apriso with or without meals.

  • What should I avoid while taking Apriso?

    Do not take antacids while you are taking Apriso.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Apriso?

    If Apriso is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Apriso with antacids.

  • What are the possible side effects of Apriso?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, "flu-like" symptoms, hair loss, headache, inflammation of your nose and throat, joint pain, nausea, pain, ringing in your ears, shortness of breath, tiredness

  • Can I receive Apriso if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Apriso during pregnancy are unknown. Apriso can be found in your breast milk if you take it while breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Apriso?

    If you miss a dose of Apriso, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Apriso?

    Store at room temperature.