Anyone tried Lialda?

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   Posted 2/5/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been struggling getting back into remission from having a baby 19 months ago.  I am on 6-Mp and will be going to the doctor again tomorrow.  We are going to talk about some other options.  Has anyone tried Lialda?

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   Posted 2/5/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on lialda for about 9 months.  I was in a flare when I switched from asacol to lialda and didn't notice a difference in symtoms either better or worse.

left-sided UC
400 mg Asacol 4 pills 3 times/day lialda 1 pill 3 times/day
making some very light attempts using Rowasa enemas just cant seem to do these
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multi-vitamin 1/day
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   Posted 2/5/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! Do a search at the top of the page. There have been lots of posts lately about Lialda.
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100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium
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   Posted 2/5/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on it for most of last year and recently quit taking it, per DR. orders. Both he and I were "unimpressed" with the results of the medication (it didn't do anything.)
Dx Left-sided UC Dec. 2006
Azathioprine 200mg/day
Prednisone 2.5; 7.5; 10/7.5mg(trying to taper-started at 60 6/1)
Lialda 2/day
Multivitamin, B complex vit., fish oil, calcium, fiber supplement, probiotic

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   Posted 2/5/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Lialda is the same drug as Asacol, just formulated in such a way that it can be taken once a day. If Asacol works for you, it likely will also.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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   Posted 2/5/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
hi! I'm on Lialda and have had GREAT results. has lots of information for you and there are many posts on here, too. How many are you taking each morning? I noticed results quickly--from 15-20 trips to the bathroom with blood, mucous, cramping and urgency to 2-4 and no blood, etc. I think it's great and I like that it has MMX technology so that the pill dissolves in your colon and is supposed to coat the entire colon. You take it once a day vs. several times a day. Keep us posted!
Pancolitis diagnosed 5/07 
4 Lialda/day since 8/01/07
Started 40 mg. Prednisone on 9/16/07 and DONE as of 11/26/07!Canasa suppositories 1000mg 2X/day as of 1/22/08

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   Posted 2/5/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Just started Lialda a week ago. I have noticed a little difference for the better. Slightly fewer stools (down to about 8-10) and definitely more formed stools, no blood/mucous. Lots of gas though... still sometimes having difficulty telling if it's a real urgency or a gassy feeling. :) I'm hoping that things keep getting better, with fewer stools. We'll see. Hope it works for you!
15 cm left sided colitis
currently on a trial of cortenemas,
and now doc added cortifoam i nthe AM and lialda
nothing seems to be working.

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   Posted 2/6/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on the Canadian version of lialda which is mezavant. I think it is great to be able to take it just once a day. It's not a miracle drug for me...but I prefer it over asacol, pentasa etc...

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