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If you happen to take too much Apriso, overdose symptoms may include labored breathing, hyperventilation, lethargy, and vomiting blood. The specific effects of an overdose will vary from person to person, depending on how much Apriso was taken and whether it was taken with other substances. Treatment for an overdose may involve "pumping the stomach," certain medications, or supportive care.

Can You Take Too Much Apriso?

Apriso™ (mesalamine) is a medication that is used to treat ulcerative colitis. It belongs to a group of medications known as aminosalicylates. Just like with all medicines, it is possible to take too much Apriso. The effects of an Apriso overdose will vary depending on a number of factors, including the Apriso dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Symptoms of an Apriso Overdose

Apriso overdose symptoms may include:
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Vomiting blood
  • Deafness
  • Lethargy
  • Seizures
  • Confusion
  • Labored breathing
  • Kidney or liver problems
  • Hyperventilation.

Treatment for an Overdose of Apriso

The treatment for an Apriso overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach" or give certain medicines. However, once Apriso has been absorbed into the body, there is no treatment that can remove Apriso quickly. Therefore, in these cases, treatment involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
  • Other treatments based on complications that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Apriso.
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