Treats inflammatory bowel disease. Lialda (Mesalamine) is an effective first-line medicine for inflammatory bowel disease. There isn't a generic version and you'll have to take it multiple times a day. Coming soon. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. No pricing data for this drug at this filter setting. Try searching on GoodRx
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FDA side effect reports for Colazal » How it works Asacol Colazal Lialda (Mesalamine) is an anti-inflammatory medication. Researchers don't know exactly how Lialda (Mesalamine) works in the colon, but it seems to lower the chemicals in the body that cause inflammation. Coming soon. Type of medication Asacol Colazal Prescription only Available as Asacol Colazal Pill Extended release Enema Suppository Used for Asacol Colazal › Ulcerative Colitis Mild To Moderate Risk factors for serious side effects Asacol Colazal › Asthma › Rhinitis › Nasal polyps › Aspirin allergy › NSAID allergy Detailed Lialda (mesalamine) risks & warnings » Coming soon.
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
Kidneys and liver Asacol Colazal › Not a good option if you have kidney disease. › Lialda (Mesalamine) is broken down by the kidney and liver. If you have kidney or liver problems, talk to your doctor because you may need to take a different dose of the medication. › Rarely, Lialda (Mesalamine) can cause liver injury, hepatitis, and liver failure. Let your doctor know and get medical attention if you notice yellowing skin or eyes. No kidneys and liver related info. Upsides and benefits Asacol Colazal › Effective first-line medication for treating and lowering the symptoms of mild inflammatory bowel disease. › About half the people who have mild to moderate colon inflammation and take Lialda (Mesalamine) will see improvement. › Available in tablets, capsules, enemas, and suppositories. › Certain forms of Lialda (Mesalamine) can be used during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor if you're pregnant, or plan on becoming pregnant, and you want to take Lialda (Mesalamine). Coming soon Downsides and risks Asacol Colazal › No generic versions are available for the tablets, capsules, and suppositories (meaning it could be somewhat expensive). › Doesn't work well for severe colon inflammation. › You may need to take Lialda (Mesalamine) three or four times a day. › Not a good option if you have kidney disease. Coming soon Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Asacol Colazal › Don't take Lialda (Mesalamine) if you're allergic to aspirin. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any drug allergies you have before starting Lialda (Mesalamine). › Taking antacids with Lialda (Mesalamine) can make your inflammation worse. Talk to your doctor before you make any changes. › You can sunburn more easily when taking Lialda (Mesalamine). Use sunscreen and protective clothing when you go outdoors. › Don't break, chew, or crush the tablets because they're coated and won't work as well. › The suppositories should be kept in for at least 1 to 3 hours to get the most benefit. Coming soon Learn more More about Asacol Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Colazal Side effects Reviews & ratings FDA package insert