Get mesalamine (generic Apriso) online prescriptions for ulcerative colitis treatment

Get convenient and affordable mesalamine online prescriptions available for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Mesalamine is classified as an anti-inflammatory agent. It's used to treat flare-ups of ulcerative colitis (a chronic inflammatory condition that causes swelling and sores in the lining of the large intestine). Don't wait to pick up your prescription. Talk to a health care provider on Sesame to start treatment right away.

Prescribed during virtual visit
Same-day pickup available at a pharmacy near you
95% patient satisfaction
$13,000,000+ saved by patients
4.3 on
Trustpilot logo
Named Best Overall Telehealth byHealthline logo
As someone without insurance, Sesame was really great. – Dominic

See a doctor now and get mesalamine at your local pharmacy today

Product Overview

Mesalamine (generic Apriso)

  • What is mesalamine?
    Mesalamine is a prescription medication uused to treat flare-ups of ulcerative colitis (a chronic inflammatory condition that causes swelling and sores in the lining of the large intestine). It works by reducing inflammation in the bowels, which can prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

    Talk to your health care provider about whether mesalamine is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of mesalamine?
    Mesalamine has been shown to cause some mild side effects. If these adverse effects become severe or do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common side effects reported while taking mesalamine include:
- Nausea
- Vomiting
- Heartburn
- Belching/ gas
- Constipation


This is not a complete list of adverse reactions.

Simple & Affordable

Why patients trust Sesame

  • No surprises
    Pay upfront and set up a visit with a real, quality provider on your schedule.

  • Same-day pickup
    Prescription sent to your local pharmacy during your appointment.

  • Dedicated customer support
    Sesame's dedicated English and Spanish-language support available to help whenever you need.

How Sesame Works

With Sesame, you always get the best price.

1. Book a Visit
Talk to a doctor about your condition and get a prescription for allergies, anxiety, birth control, erectile dysfunction, depression, diabetes, and more.
2. Get a Prescription
Book a visit with a doctor on Sesame. After your doctor writes your prescription, we’ll send it to your local pharmacy.
3. Sit Back & Save
Ask your doctor for the generic to get the lowest price.
Book a visit
Patients Love SesameRx
Do you have more questions?

Frequently asked questions about mesalamine

What is mesalamine?

Mesalamine is a prescription medication used to treat flare-ups of ulcerative colitis (a chronic inflammatory condition that causes swelling and sores in the lining of the large intestine). This medication is prescribed as both a treatment for ulcerative colitis and a preventative measure against the painful symptoms that occur during a flare-up.

What is mesalamine used to treat?

Mesalamine is prescribed to treat and prevent flare-up symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes swelling and painful sores in the lining of the large intestine. While the exact cause of this condition is unknown (diet and stress aggravate but don’t cause ulcerative colitis), genetics and immune system malfunctions appear to play a role in its development.

Ulcerative colitis causes symptoms such as:
- Diarrhea
- Stomach pain
- Rectal pain and bleeding
- Constipation
- Weight loss
- Fever
- Fatigue
- Urgent need to defecate


Mesalamine both prevents and minimizes these symptoms.

How does mesalamine work?

Mesalamine is classified as an anti-inflammatory agent. It works by reducing inflammation in the bowels, which can prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. It can also reduce the discomfort caused by these symptoms if you are currently experiencing a “flare-up”.

What are the common side effects of mesalamine?

Mesalamine has been shown to cause some side effects. If these mild reactions do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.

Common side effects reported while taking mesalamine include:
- Nausea
- Vomiting
- Heartburn
- Belching/ gas
- Constipation
- Dry mouth
- Sweating


This is not a complete list of adverse reactions. Call your doctor right away if you experience any difficulty breathing, flu-like symptoms, swelling, dizziness, or a skin rash.

As with all prescription medication, be sure to inform the prescribing doctor about any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with and any medication/ supplements you are currently taking. In addition, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. Mesalamine can interact with other forms of medication, causing potentially serious side effects.

What is the typical starting dose of mesalamine?

Mesalamine is commonly supplied as an oral delayed-release capsule. For the treatment of ulcerative colitis, adults should take 800 mg of mesalamine 3 times a week. Treatment with mesalamine can take up to 6 weeks. Drink extra fluids while taking the medication so that you urinate more often (which helps prevent kidney problems). Talk to your doctor about whether or not you should take mesalamine with food. Certain capsules are to be taken on an empty stomach, while others should be consumed with food.

Do not discontinue or increase your dosage of mesalamine without consulting your doctor first. Take the medication exactly as prescribed, and inform your doctor if you begin to experience any side effects while taking the medication.

Can I get mesalamine over-the-counter?

Mesalamine is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you or order the medication to be delivered to your door for just $5. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not mesalamine is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Can I get mesalamine online?

Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for mesalamine to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your doctor.

  1. Home
  2. Medication
  3. mesalamine