FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: APRISO

User Comments:

For Ulcerative Colitis “I was on Asacol for over 10 years taking 2 pills 4 times a day. I switched to Apriso for another 10 years taking 4 pills once a day thanks to the time release. Lately I’ve been finding it cheaper than it used to be. I’ll still have flares about 5 times a year. Sometimes I forget to take them for a few days and it doesn’t bother me much. I am searching currently just to change it up since I’ve been on Apriso for so many years. For the most part, it’s been fine though. My insurance counts it as a tier 3 which is a joke and I find it cheaper to order through online coupon sites getting 3 months at a time.”

Kendalizor (taken for 10 years or more) November 28, 2017

For Crohn’s Disease “71 y/o male, been on Apriso for 17 months. Was on Asacol, PRN, since 1st dx of “Crohn’s colititis” in ’03, refined to Crohn’s, with stricture @ splenic flexure (caecum) in 2013. In June drove 4000+ miles without butt cushion and have exacerbated hemorrhoids with minor bleeding X3 mos. Saw anesthesia yesterday and ECG looked better than 40 years ago, but worried about H&H (rectal bleeding), liver and kidney enzymes (long terms NSAIDS) and C-reactive protein (indicative of autoimmune antecedents). If labs are OK, will go next week for UGI endo (1st time), and bottom peek, with possible repair of hemis. My Apriso co pay went from $47 to $169/mo.(donut hole) and I wonder if we might switch back to Asacol?”

Boynurse (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 20, 2017

For Crohn’s Disease “I started taking Apriso after being diagnosed with Crohn’s August 2017. My Gastro doctor started me out on the ER capsules in the morning. I didn’t really notice many side effects at first. I actually felt better than I’ve felt in years. Crohn’s symptoms are almost completely gone, however, I still have a bad day every now and then. A few weeks in, I’m having horrible pounding headaches, dizzy when I stand from sitting, heart burn, excessive sweating, dry mouth, nausea, food taste metallic, and loss of appetite. I’m afraid if I stop this medication all the Crohn’s issue will return. I would rate it a 5 because the med works if you can tolerate the side effects.”

C.King (taken for less than 1 month) August 18, 2017

For Inflammatory Bowel Disease “Every doc said was IBS but a biopsy showed inflammation without being UC….I’m taking apriso and I’m so happy my life change 100%…keep fingers crossed “

Katlady1776 April 9, 2017

For Ulcerative Colitis “Developed UC at age 44. After being on Asacol for years with no further flare ups, due to insurance coverage was forced to change every few years. Presently been on Apriso for about 6 months. Apriso seems to do its job although I do seem to have softer stool now. DR said to expect that with some meds. Only complaint is the quantity of capsules. I need to take four 375mg capsule (kind of big overall size) once per day. Does its job, what more can I say except I wish price was better.”

Fred Astaire October 15, 2016

For Ulcerative Colitis “I had been on Asacol HD until my insurance Cigna stopped covering it. I had been okay, but had to watch what I ate and often has loose bowel movements.First night after taking Apriso was terrifying. I felt like all my muscles were numb in the middle of the night and I had night sweats. (I had drank some wine that evening)But when I awoke the next morn, by bowel movements seemed okay. I kept on Apriso and saw the numbing impct at night dwindle. In fact I seem to be getting more restful sleep.It has been 3 weeks so far, and I feel this is the best I have been with my UC single I was diagnosed 18 years ago.Certainly recommend trying it out!”

FloridaFit (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2016

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