Active Ingredient(s): Mesalamine
FDA Approved: * October 31, 2008
Pharm Company: * SALIX PHARMS
Category: Anti-Inflammatory

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Apriso Overview

Mesalazine, also known as mesalamine or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is a medication used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.[1] It is generally used for mildly to moderately severe disease.[1] It is taken by mouth or rectally.[1] The formulations which are taken by mouth appear to be similarly effective.[4] Common side effects include headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and feve...

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capsule light blue g m with black band around it

Found this big light blue capsule with G M and a band in between the letters which are black even the band, it has beads inside it ## Based on the description provided, I found your pill to be Apriso (0.375 g); a trade name for the generic Mesalamine. This is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat inflammation of the digestive tract ulcerative colitis and mild-to-moderate Crohn's disease. Mesalazine is a bowel-specific aminosalicylate drug that acts locally in the gut and has its predominant actions there, thereby having few systemic side effects. You can view a detailed description of the drug, by clicking on the link below... Please post back if you have any other questions or comments to add.


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 400mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 250mg, 375mg, 500mg
  • Enema: 4g/60ml, 4gm/60ml
  • Suppository: 1000mg, 1gm, 500mg
  • Tablet, Delayed Release: 1.2gm, 1.2mg, 400mg, 800mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Apriso: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 43353-884 Apriso 375 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, LLC
  • 54868-6150 Apriso 375 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 65649-103 Apriso 375 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Mesalamine or a similar ingredient: (8 results)