GENERIC NAME: mesalamine
BRAND NAME: Lialda
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
USES: Lialda is used for inducing remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. In clinical studies which compared mesalamine against placebo for 8 weeks, more patients in the mesalamine group achieved remission.
SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects are:
Other less common side effects include:
- increased heart rate,
- back pain,
- ear pain,
- blood disorders, and
- kidney dysfunction.
Possible serious side effects include an acute intolerance syndrome that resembles a flare of inflammatory bowel disease. Symptoms include:
Quick GuideUlcerative Colitis Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
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