Oh, well now I see this misunderstanding. Apriso isn't actually an NSAID medicine at all. We're prescribed Apriso and that's a good medication for us to take. Although 5-ASA (mesalamine) and ASA (NSAID pain relievers) are chemically similar medications they act very different within our bodies, producing very different affect on us. NSAIDs are pain relievers like aspirin, Bayer, aleve, and those we should avoid. NSAIDs are chemically called ASA. We are prescribed 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) or Mesalamine, which is a 90 percent topical anti-inflammatory medication prescribed for Ulcerative Colitis.
It's kind of like saying that you (5-ASA) and your sibling (ASA) are exactly the same just because you are within the same family. You might be a female engineer, tall, thin, with red hair and green eyes, be politically liberal and like reading. While your brother might be a mechanic who's short, stocky, have brown hair and eyes, be conservative and be a total car nut. You are within the same family but very different on a number of levels.
If you need a pain reliever, then use tylenol (Acetaminophen) from this point forward and not a NSAID.
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John, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g Lialda, and 2X rowasaChoose your own UC Adventure! You're at a cafe with friends. Do you choose a slice of cake knowing the consequences (goto page 12), get nothing and watch them eat (p13), or choose carrots and broccoli (p14)?
Post Edited (iPoop) : 8/16/2017 11:16:07 AM (GMT-6)