I've been on Dipentum, Colzal and Asacol and they helped but only somewhat. I switched to Lialda and I've been on it for about 5 months at 3 in the morning. The first few months were fantastic--I went into complete remission on it. I thought I had found the answer, but in January I went into a serious flare for some reason and the Lialda stopped working. I'm still on it now, at 4 tabs a day this time, but I had to also go on prednisone for the past 3 weeks--still having problems and I have not reached remission. I didn't experience any side effects.
Left sided UC almost 4 years
Not completely over flare since beginning of January
Current Meds: Lialda 3 in the morning, one at night
Prednisone 25mg still tapering down from 40mg
Dicyclomine 20mg--only anti-spasmotic that actually worked
Multi Vitamin/Mineral/Fish oil, Biotin, Extra Cal/Mag/D