Anyone heard of new drug - APRISO - or are using it?

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twoply
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   Posted 2/16/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on Colazal now after Lialda stopped working. I am always tired and still having some issues. I was wondering if anyone knew about this new drug.

Thanks
Dx w/ UP in 2005; Dx with UC in 2008
Was taking: Lialda and Mesalmine Enema (1x per day);
Now Taking: Colazal (9 per day); can't retain enema any more; tried probiotic (DA) but not taking regularly
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Mamas Boys
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   Posted 2/16/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like Lialda.  A once a day mesalamine.  Here's a link.
Colazal, Azathioprine, Remicade
Culturelle, MultiVitamin, Folic Acid, Viactiv
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twoply
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   Posted 2/16/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw the article but was wondering if anyone is taking it.
Dx w/ UP in 2005; Dx with UC in 2008
Was taking: Lialda and Mesalmine Enema (1x per day);
Now Taking: Colazal (9 per day); can't retain enema any more; tried probiotic (DA) but not taking regularly
Tricor for Cholesterol
Male; age 42; Located in Atlanta


Old Hat
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   Posted 2/16/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
My gastro, who subspecializes in IBD treatment & is very up-to-date re meds, told me in early Dec. that Apriso would come on the market by spring. I googled it & found info that makes it sound like an extended release Asacol. If you have pancolitis it would likely help more than Colazal. Like Asacol, it is pH-dependent for breakdown in the terminal ileum. Colazal dissolves in the transverse colon-- so it's thought to be better for treating left-sided UC. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; original Colazal has been my most helpful 5-ASA med to-date)
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