Lialda (Mesalamine) is a medication used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, a condition casing swelling and sores in the lining of the colon and rectum. Lialda is also used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding and stomach pain from returning. Mesalamine is an anti-inflammatory agent and works by stopping the body producing certain substances which then helps to reduce the swelling within the colon.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common mesalamine side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Lialda side effects:
Q: What should I do if I miss a dose of mesalamine?
A: Take your missed dose as soon as you realize. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip your missed dose and continue to take your medication regularly. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Q: What is the Lialda generic alternative?
A: Generic Lialda is known as Mesalamine delayed release and is available in the same 1200mg strength. Buying mesalamine delayed release online with Canada Drugs can help you to get even better savings.
Q: What else is Lialda called?
A: Brand name Lialda is also known as Mezavant internationally. Mezamvant is not the generic alternative of Lialda but the same medication with a different name in some international markets.