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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