Lialda + Humira or Remicade

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   Posted 3/9/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone is taking Lialda with an Anti-Tnf and if this is a safe thing to do?

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   Posted 3/9/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Lialda is the same drug as Asacol, just the dosing schedule is different. Most of us here who are on Remicade are also on Asacol or some other form of 5-ASA such as Colazal. It's safe and most GI's recommend it because the 5-ASA's have been shown to have some effect on lowering the incidence of colon cancer over the long term.
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 3/9/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info Judy, I have been on asacol in the past but got off of it thinking it might be triggering flare ups. So I am now going to try Lialda

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   Posted 3/10/2008 2:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Why did you think it was triggering flareups? Marguerite
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