Lialda for Crohn's?

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 8/18/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My new doctor is having me try a drug called Lialda for eight days. He says its basically the same as the drug I'm on now, Pentasa, but I would only have to take it once a day. Anyone here taking Lialda for Crohn's? I recognized the drug from ads for it I've seen on this web site, but the web site for the drug only mentioned its use for ulcerative colitis.

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   Posted 8/18/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I am currently taking Lialda for Chrons - subsituted it for Asacol for the same reasons - only have to take it once a day
I havent noticed any differenes in my symptoms since switching so i have to assume the drug is working the same as the ascaol is.
Hope that helps

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   Posted 8/18/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I am hoping I won't notice any difference switching from Pentasa to Lialda, as I've been pretty good this year. Only having to take it once in the morning instead of four times a day would be nice.

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   Posted 8/19/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Lialda since it came out. I take it in addition to Humira because my CD is in the rectum. It's pretty much the same thing as asacol, they just made it bigger and once a day. It worked well for me until I got worse and needed to add the humira. You probably wont even notice the switch.
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, (Multivitamin, Flax Oil, and Omega complex when I remember.)

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   Posted 8/20/2008 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I switched from pentasa to Lialda b/c i had a reaction to the pentasa. It seems to be working for me. But i also take it with remicade. But so far no problems. Good Luck!
28 yr old female, diagnosed with crohn's colitis with stricture of the colon april 2007, first fistula- october 07 :(  
joint pain and swelling
anxiety, depression
current medications:  Imuran 50 MG, Lialda 1.2g, , remicade every 8wks, Lexapro
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   Posted 8/30/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm also taking Lialda instead of asacol.  I'm doing much better since I started this drug a year ago since I keep missing doses with the asacol.  With the asacol I just couldn't remember to take the drug 3 times a day.  I don't miss many doses with Lialda since it's only once a day.

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   Posted 9/1/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I asked my doctor about Lialda and he said that it releases in a different area than Pentasa. I forget which releases where, but he said I need to keep on Pentasa. Lucky you guys for taking less medicine. I'm jealous
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