It is important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it. Urine or blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
Check with your doctor right away if you have abdominal or stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, cramps, fever, headache, or a rash while you are using this medicine. These may be symptoms of a condition called mesalamine-induced acute intolerance syndrome.
Do not take antacids (e.g., Amphojel®, Maalox®, Mylanta®, Tums®) while you are taking the Apriso™ extended-release capsules. Using these medicines together may change the amount of medicine that is released in the body.
Tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to sulfasalazine (Azulfidine®).
Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.