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- What is mesalamine (Lialda), and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for mesalamine (Lialda)?
- Is mesalamine (Lialda) available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for mesalamine (Lialda)?
- What are the uses for mesalamine (Lialda)?
- What are the side effects of mesalamine (Lialda)?
- What is the dosage for mesalamine (Lialda)?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with mesalamine (Lialda)?
- Is mesalamine (Lialda) safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about mesalamine (Lialda)?
What is the dosage for mesalamine (Lialda)?
The recommended dose is 2.4 g or 4.8 g once daily with a meal. Tablets should be swallowed whole without breaking the coating.
Which drugs or supplements interact with mesalamine (Lialda)?
Specific drug interaction studies have not been conducted with Lialda. Other mesalamine medications have been associated with several drug interactions. Combining mesalamine with drugs that affect kidney function, for example, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (for example, ibuprofen), may increase the likelihood of kidney dysfunction. Concurrent use of mesalamine and 6-mercaptopurine or azathioprine (Imuran) may increase the likelihood of blood disorders. Mesalamine may increase the blood thinning effect of warfarin (Warfarin).
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