Lialda (Mesalamine) – Product Information
Lialda is a prescription medication for treating inflammation of the colon—ulcerative colitis. If you need assistance with buying Lialda from PricePro Pharmacy then call our customer care team at 1-855-776-0079 or start a live chat directly from your desktop or mobile device by clicking on the prompt in the bottom right corner of your screen. You can find more information about us and learn how we focus on patient care in providing safe and affordable medication.
Brand name Lialda is manufactured by Shire Pharmaceuticals and is available in one dose of 1200mg. This is an extended-release tablet and is known as Mezavant XL in Canada and in the United Kingdom. The active chemical ingredient is called mesalamine and we also provide a generic alternative for this medication. You can place an order online, over the phone, or through our live chat service all at your convenience. It is important note that a prescription is required to buy Lialda from PricePro Pharmacy.
What is Lialda used for?
Lialda (Mesalamine) is a cure for ulcerative colitis in adults. Available by prescription only, Lialda is an oral tablet that is coated to protect the lining of your intestines. It works by inhibiting the production of chemicals that cause inflammation in the lining of your large intestines. Belonging to a group of drugs known as aminosalicylates, Lialda decreases the buildup of two chemicals that irritate the colon: leukotrienes and prostaglandins. As a delayed-release medicine, Lialda is well-tolerated and can remove the symptoms of ulcerative colitis if taken correctly.
How is Lialda dosage taken?
The correct Lialda dose should be prescribed by your doctor. Generally, they will base their decision on whether you have another disease you are treating and the other drugs you are taking. It is advisable to take your medicines exactly the way your doctor wants. Never reduce or increase your dose. Don’t take Lialda longer than your doctor instructs you.
It should be taken once daily each day with a meal. As it is a slow-release type of tablet with a special coating, don’t split, crush or chew your tablets. If you do any of this you will make the medicine dissolve before it enters your large intestine where you have inflammation. Take this drug at a similar time each day to keep its levels balanced in your bloodstream.
Do not stop taking Lialda unless your healthcare provider asks you to do so. It is important to take a missed dose the soonest you can remember it, as long as you are not about to take the following scheduled dose. If you start noticing signs like confusion, vomiting, sleepiness, sweating, ringing in the ears or vertigo, you have taken an overdose. Call your health care expert quickly.
What are the side effects of Lialda?
Lialda is a common medicine for treating mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. It can provide relief in just eight weeks. All the same, it can cause certain side effects that are considered common. These are:
- Gas or flatulence
Not all people will be affected by Lialda once they take it. Those who do are likely to just suffer from headaches or bloating. Serious side effects are extremely rare.
What are the precautions of taking Lialda?
If your doctor wants you to start taking Lialda, then make sure you take the following measures. To be specific, inform your doctor if you have:
- Pyloric stenosis
- Liver disease such liver cirrhosis
- Kidney disease such as renal failure
- Allergic reactions to things like food, preservatives and dyes.
- Pregnancy or are looking to get pregnant
- If you are breastfeeding a child.
- As Lialda can interact with a few drugs, tell your doctor what you are taking, including supplements and medicines.
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.