Paser

Generic Name: Aminosalicylic Acid

  • What is Paser?

    Paser is a medicine used to treat tuberculosis in combination with other medications.

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

    Stop taking Paser and contact your doctor if you develop a rash followed by a fever.

    Do not miss any doses or stop taking Paser without first talking to your doctor.

    While you are taking Paser, the skeleton of the granules may be seen in your stool. This is normal and should not concern you.

  • Who should not take Paser?

    Do not take Paser if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or if you have severe kidney disease.

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Paser. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have severe kidney or liver impairment, or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • 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 one 4-gram (g) packet three times a day. Your doctor will adjust the dose for you based on your condition.

    Children: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for your child and will adjust the dose as needed.

  • How should I take Paser?

    Take Paser exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Sprinkle packet contents onto applesauce or yogurt, or swirl in a glass of tomato, grapefruit, grape, cranberry, apple, or orange juice, and consume it immediately.

  • What should I avoid while taking Paser?

    Do not use Paser if the packet is swollen, or if the granules have lost their tan color and are dark brown or purple. You should inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately and return the medication.

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

    If Paser 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 Paser with the following: digoxin or isoniazid.

  • What are the possible side effects of Paser?

    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: diarrhea, fever, nausea, rash, stomach pain, vomiting

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

    The effects of Paser during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. 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 Paser?

    If you miss a dose of Paser, 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 Paser?

    Store in the refrigerator or freezer. Avoid excessive heat.