Apriso Oral Capsule, Biphasic Release 0.375G Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Apriso: Oral capsule, biphasic release (0.375g)

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Apriso 0.375g ER Cap
Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valeant
Pill Identification: G M 

What is this Medicine?

MESALAMINE (me SAL a meen) is used to maintain remission of ulcerative colitis.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Apriso: Oral capsule, biphasic release(0.375g)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Apriso 0.375g Extended-Release Capsule

NDC: 656490103
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved





Storage Information
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Apriso 0.375g Extended-Release Capsule
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Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valeant
Pill Identification: G M 
Shape: capsule
Color: blue

Reported Side Effects for Apriso 0.375g Extended-Release Capsule

Bruise Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Diaphoresis Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Throat Ulcers Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Acne Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stool Discoloration Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Sores Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heavy Menstrual Period Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increased Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Amylase Levels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fecal Incontinence Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cholangitis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
No Menstrual Periods Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rectal Infection Incidence:
0.6-1.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
1.0-11.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.7-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.0-15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tenesmus Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
2.0-21.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Intestinal Bleeding Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hemorrhoids Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Peripheral Vasodilation Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Inflamed Colon Incidence:
3.0-12.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
4.0-6.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flu Incidence:
>4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
5.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
5.0-53.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Belching Incidence:
16.0-26.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Second Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Third Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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