Lialdaand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Mesalamine
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
- Delayed Release Tablets
- Marketed as Mezavant XL 1.2g in United Kingdom
- Manufactured by Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd
- Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
- Prescription Required
- Delayed Release Tablets
- Manufactured by Sun Pharma
- Product of India • Shipped from India
- Prescription Required
Lialda Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can lead to life-threatening complications. Symptoms vary but may include fatigue, weight loss, stomach pain, rectal pain, diarrhea, and fever. This condition has no known cure but its symptoms can be managed with medications.
Marketed Internationally as Mezavant XL
In some other parts of the world, you can buy Lialda under the trade name Mezavant XL.
Lialda Active Ingredient
Lialda contains the active ingredient mesalamine, which belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates. Mesalamine helps to decrease swelling in the colon and thus manage the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
Lialda in the News
Teva Launches Generic Version Of Lialda In US
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic version of the brand-name drug Lialda.
The generic mesalamine tablets are prescribed to adults with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis.
Ulcerative colitis affects approximately 700,000 people in the US.
Lialda General Information
Lialda is prescribed to patients who suffer from ulcerative colitis. It helps to reduce symptoms like diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain.
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How to Use Lialda
Lialda should be taken exactly as prescribed by a doctor. The dosage depends on the patient’s medical condition and response to treatment. Before sourcing Lialda online, please read the medication guide prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist.
Lialda is usually taken once daily by mouth. Patients should take the medication with a meal.
Swallow the tablets whole. Do not break, crush, or chew them. Doing so may prevent the drug from being properly released into the colon.
It is important to use Lialda regularly to get the most benefit from it. Patients are advised to take the medication at the same time each day in order to prevent forgetting.
Patients should inform your doctor in the event their condition persists or worsens.
Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Lialda or to other aminosalicylates like balsalazide and olsalazine. It is important to mention any allergic reactions to salicylates (such as aspirin and salsalate), or to sulfasalazine.
It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially of kidney disease, liver disease, or stomach blockage.
Before surgery or dental procedures, patients should inform their doctor or dentist of all the prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal products that they are taking.
Lialda is similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin or any similar medications if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness. The same applies to children and teenagers who have recently received a vaccine. Taking aspirin may increase the risk of Reye’s syndrome, a rare but serious disease.
Lialda should only be used when clearly needed during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor.
This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Nursing mothers should consult their doctor before breastfeeding.
Lialda Missed Dose
Patients who miss a dose of Lialda should take it as soon as they remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change the way Lialda works, increasing the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor.
Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Lialda is very similar to balsalazide (e.g. Colazal), olsalazine (e.g. Dipentum), and sulfasalazine (e.g. Azulfidine). Do not use Lialda together with medications containing any of the above substances.
This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests, causing false test results. Alert laboratory personnel and all medical personnel that you are using Lialda.
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult with your physician before buying Lialda online.
Lialda Side Effects
Most patients are able to use Lialda safely.
Side effects include stomach pain and headache. Consult your doctor if any of these effects persist or worsen.
In rare cases, patients may experience a worsening of their condition as a result of taking this medication. Patients should contact their doctor immediately in the event of the following symptoms: cramping, stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, and fever.
Serious side effects include changes in the amount of urine, darkened urine, persistent nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Patients should seek immediate medical help in the event of the above symptoms. Chest pain, shortness of breath, and the yellowing of eyes and/or skin are additional possible side effects.
Serious allergic reactions to Lialda are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
Lialda should be stored in at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly. Lialda should never be poured down drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
Mesalamine Drug Information
Lialda is used to treat a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It 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.
How to Use Lialda
Take Lialda by mouth with a meal as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Swallow Lialda whole. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets. Doing so can keep the drug from being released properly into the colon. The Dosage of Lialda is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use Lialda regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Before taking mesalamine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other aminosalicylates (such as balsalazide, olsalazine); or to salicylates (such as aspirin, salsalate); or to sulfasalazine; or if you have any other allergies. may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Lialda, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,kidney disease, liver disease, stomach blockage (such as pyloric stenosis), skin problems (such as atopic dermatitis, eczema). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Lialda is similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin or aspirin-related medications (such as salicylates) if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness, or if they have recently received a vaccine. In these cases, taking aspirin increases the risk of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness. During pregnancy, Lialda should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Lialda passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Lialda, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Mesalamine is very similar to balsalazide, olsalazine, and sulfasalazine. Do not use medications containing balsalazide, olsalazine, or sulfasalazine while using mesalamine. Lialda may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including urine normetanephrine levels), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Lialda.
Lialda Side Effects
Headache or abdominal pain may occur. If either of these effects persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed Lialda because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Lialda do not have serious side effects. Infrequently, mesalamine can worsen ulcerative colitis. Tell your doctor right away if your symptoms worsen after starting Lialda (such as increased abdominal pain/cramping, bloody diarrhea, fever). Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, chest pain, shortness of breath. A very serious allergic reaction to Lialda is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.List of Mesalamine side effects
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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