Lialda contains mesalamine and is prescribed to treat cases of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in adults and to prevent the symptoms including stomach pain, diarrhea and rectal bleeding from returning. Mesalamine is a aminosalicylate medication and works by affecting substances in your colon which cause diarrhea, inflammation and tissue damage.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Lialda:
If you have any of the following mesalamine side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Lialda?
If you miss a dose of Lialda, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the generic alternative to Lialda?
Generic Lialda is known as mesalamine delayed release and is available in the same 1200mg strength.