mesalamine, Lialda

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GENERIC NAME: mesalamine

BRAND NAME: Lialda

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

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:

Possible serious side effects include an acute intolerance syndrome that resembles a flare of inflammatory bowel disease. Symptoms include:

These symptoms usually subside once mesalamine is discontinued. Since mesalamine is related chemically to aspirin, individuals who are allergic to aspirin should not take mesalamine.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/22/2016



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