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Apriso is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. It works by decreasing the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, chemicals in the lining of the colon that lead to the inflammation of ulcerative colitis. The drug comes in the form of an extended-release capsule and is typically taken once a day. Potential side effects include diarrhea, headache, and nausea.
- The medication comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth once daily in the morning.
- You can take Apriso with or without food. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Do not take this medication with antacids, as this will interfere with the release mechanism of the capsules (making them less effective).
- The capsules should not be opened, chewed, or crushed. Be sure to swallow them whole.
- For this medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.