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MESALAMINE (5-AMINOSALICYLIC ACID) 24-HOUR EXTENDED-RELEASE - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Apriso
USES: This medication 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.
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
This drug may also be used to treat Crohn's disease.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication 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 this medication 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.
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