Lialda (Mesalamine) is used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, proctitis and proctosigmoiditis and to prevent it from recurring. This medication helps to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding and stomach pain. Mesalamine belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates. It works by decreasing swelling in the colon. Lialda is taken with a meal usually once daily or as directed by your doctor.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Lialda from United Kingdom and Canada manufactured by Shire. The generic Mesalamine also called Mesacol is available from India manufactured by Sun Pharma. Lialda is available in the dosage of 1200 mg tablets.
The common side effects of Lialda may include abdominal pain and headache.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Chest pain;
• Dark urine;
• Persistent nausea or vomiting;
• Severe stomach or abdominal pain;
• Shortness of breath;
• Signs of kidney problems;
• Yellowing eyes or skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Lialda if you are allergic to Mesalamine or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. Mesalamine passes into breast milk and affect a nursing infant. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.