You should not take APRISO extended-release capsules if you experience an allergic reaction to
salicylates or aminosalicylates, or to any of the components of APRISO capsules.
Kidney impairment has been reported in patients given products like APRISO (contain mesalamine
or are converted to mesalamine). It is recommended that you have an evaluation of kidney
function prior to treatment with APRISO therapy and periodically while on therapy. Talk to your
doctor if you have any kidney problems before taking APRISO.
Mesalamine has been associated with an acute intolerance syndrome that may be difficult to
distinguish from a flare of your ulcerative colitis. Symptoms include cramping, acute abdominal
(stomach) pain and bloody diarrhea, sometimes fever, headache, and rash. Talk to your doctor if
you experience a worsening of these problems after you start treatment.
If you have liver disease, talk to your doctor before taking APRISO. There have been reports of
liver failure in patients with liver disease who have taken mesalamine.
If you have pre-existing skin conditions, wear protective clothing and use a broad spectrum
sunscreen when outdoors to avoid sun exposure.
Drink plenty of fluids while taking APRISO to decrease the risk of developing kidney stones. Call
your doctor if you have severe side or back pain or blood in the urine.
In the clinical studies, the most common side effects occurring in at least 3% of patients
taking APRISO were headache, diarrhea, upper abdominal (stomach) pain, nausea, nasopharyngitis
(inflammation of the nasal passages), flu and flu-like illness, and inflammation of the sinuses.
You should not take APRISO while taking antacids because the dissolving of APRISO granules
depends on the acidity in your stomach.
If you are 65 years old or older, talk to your doctor before taking APRISO. Blood cell count
must be monitored closely if you are 65 or older and on mesalamine therapy.
If you have phenylketonuria (PKU), please be aware that each APRISO capsule contains aspartame
equivalent to 0.56 mg of phenylalanine, so that the recommended adult dosing provides an
equivalent of 2.24 mg of phenylalanine per day.
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