Aprisoand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Mesalamine ER
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
375mg Extended Release Capsules
No generic is available for Apriso 375mg.
- Manufactured by Salix Pharmaceuticals
- Product of United States • Shipped from United States
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Apriso 375mg.
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Please Note: Mesalamine is also known as Mesalazine, 5-Aminosalicyclic Acid, or 5-ASA.
Apriso Drug Information
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Apriso Drug Information
Apriso is used to treat a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Mesalamine belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates. It works by decreasing swelling in the colon.
How to Use Apriso
Take Apriso by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not chew or crush the capsules or take the drug with antacids. Doing so can keep the drug from being released properly into the colon. Use Apriso regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Before taking mesalamine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other aminosalicylates (such as balsalazide, olsalazine); or to salicylates (such as aspirin, salsalate); or to sulfasalazine; or if you have any other allergies. Apriso may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Apriso, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,kidney disease, liver disease, stomach blockage (such as pyloric stenosis), skin problems (such as atopic dermatitis, eczema). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Apriso may contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid aspartame (or phenylalanine) in your diet, ask your doctor or pharmacist about using Apriso safely. Apriso is similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin or aspirin-related medications (such as salicylates) if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness, or if they have recently received a vaccine. In these cases, taking aspirin increases the risk of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness. During pregnancy, Apriso should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Apriso passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Apriso, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
See also How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Mesalamine is very similar to balsalazide, olsalazine, and sulfasalazine. Do not use medications containing balsalazide, olsalazine, or sulfasalazine while using mesalamine. Apriso may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including urine normetanephrine levels), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Apriso.
Apriso Side Effects
What are Apriso side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Apriso may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Apriso as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Apriso
The side effects of Apriso may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Apriso. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Apriso may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Apriso, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Apriso.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Apriso, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Apriso and the side effects associated with Apriso are described in the following:
Common Apriso Side Effects
- headache disorder
- abdominal pain with cramps
Less Frequent Apriso Side Effects
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- peripheral edema
- general weakness
- back pain
Rare or Very Rare Apriso Side Effects
- hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- acute pancreatitis
- kidney disease with reduction in GFR
- lupus-like syndrome
- interstitial nephritis
- gastrointestinal perforation
- pyoderma gangrenosum
- obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- hepatic failure
- aplastic anemia
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- pericardial effusion
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- erythema nodosum
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- eosinophilic pneumonia
- asthma exacerbation
- DRESS syndrome
- Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
- intracranial hypertension
- rectal bleeding
- Cholestatic Hepatitis
- acne vulgaris
- flu-like symptoms
- ocular pain
- chest pain
- abdominal distension
- facial edema
- peripheral neuropathy
- renal failure
- neck pain
- increased appetite
- acute confusion
- sore throat
- skin photosensitivity
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Apriso when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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