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By July 12, 2010 - 4:57am
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What's the Apriso generic? Apriso was recalled

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Hi, I was dx with UC in May 2010. I was put on Apriso (4 capsules each morning). A month later, the pharmacist said she could not refill it because it had been recalled. I looked on their website but didn't find anything. Has anyone heard anything about this particular medicine? Is there an Apriso generic? - Colleen

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If you do not have insurance or you are on a very high deductible, Lialda in the US can cost upwards of 900.00 per month which is outrageous. I have insurance but my deductible is 2000.00 so, I cant afford 900.00. I buy my meds from Canada through Pharmapassport.com under the canadian version called Mezavant, It cost 219.86 plus 9.95 for shipping. I have been doing this for over a year. I had a friend that works in a state crime lab and he analized the meds and said it's legit. You have to have your doctor call in the prescription to Pharmapassport.

November 15, 2012 - 1:00pm

Sorry Cary. I didn't log in for my last response. That was me. But to answer your question, I am in the US. What is the generic of Apriso? (Maybe it would be a bit cheaper?) I think the Apriso was $100. The Lialda was only $30. - Colleen

July 12, 2010 - 7:22am
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Hi again Colleen

The generic for Apriso is mesalamine, and it is in several other brand names as well: Asacol, Asacol HD, Lialda, and Pentasa. I looked it up on Epocrates.com, but Drugs.com is also a good source of information on medications.

Hope that helps.

July 13, 2010 - 6:36am
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Thanks for your response. I was put on Lialda and so far, OK. Am also on Canasa at night. It's funny, the doctor also had not heard that Apriso was recalled! I'm actually happy that I only have to swallow one pill instead of 4 each morning. Much better. I am enjoying this site. Good to read that some folks are in remission from UC. Am looking forward to that day. :-)

July 12, 2010 - 7:18am

Hi Colleen

Are you in the US? I looked on the FDA website and I don't see anything about a recall, either, so I'm confused. I think maybe you ask your doctor about this. I do the the drug that is the generic drug in Apriso is available with other brand names or in generic, though, so you may be able to just change the prescription if the pharmacy can't get this med for some reason.

Normally a recall is easily found, though, so again, I would ask the doctor about it.

Good luck and please let us know what happens.

July 12, 2010 - 6:28am
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