How long does it take for Apriso to take effect?

Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Hi - I have been on Apriso for approximately 6 days and have no improvement -- how long does it take to relieve some of my sever symptons - ty
Answered by Dr. Riyanka Chail 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
It should act within a week , however severe symptoms shall take some time

Detailed Answer:
Hello Madam,
Thanks for writing in to us at hcm.
This is Dr.Riyanka and I am glad to be helping you with your query.

Apriso (Mesalamine) a Salicylate, is usually taken for inflammed gut conditions like Ulcerative colitis. Since you have not mentioned the reason for taking the medication, i would like to know if you have consulted a physician and the reason for which you are taking it. Also its dosage and the route of administration of the drug.

It should start acting within a week , however severe symptoms shall take some time to reduce as treatment trials can last for 8 weeks . So kindly relax.

Hope this answers your query. Don't worry .
Do write back if you have any further doubts.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
Follow up: Dr. Riyanka Chail 3 days later
I dis ty the side effects im stull having are abdominal pain and fever any thoughts?
Answered by Dr. Riyanka Chail 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please clarify your question regarding abdominal pain and fever

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back to us at HCM.

In the previous question asked 3 days back you have not stated any problems like abdominal pain and fever . However, in today's question you have mentioned that you are still having abdominal pain and fever.Hence it is important to know if you had abdominal pain and fever before you started taking Apriso or after taking the medication .Therefore, it would be helpful if you could please tell me from when you started having abdominal pain and fever? This is because Apriso can have side effects like high fever accompanied with abdominal pain , in case of which kindly consult your physician immediately as this may be a major side effect.

Also, I would like to know how many capsules are you taking daily in the morning? The usual dose is Four capsules in the morning.

Apriso takes 3 - 6 weeks to act . Many drug trials have been done for 8 weeks . Hence, this drug takes time to show its effectiveness.

Take Care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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