Lialda VS Asacol

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therearemiracles
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   Posted 4/24/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday I went in for my hemmroids rubberbanding (within 24 hours they fell outs so I don't know if that means I have to go back) but anyways, the doctor said there is some inflammation and I should be on something. The inflammation is "mild" he said.
 
Now back to Asacol or Lialda, I want to know who's having what side effects from which. I remember ASACOL making me nervous and super tired or was it the Rowasa at night I don't know. My doctor said lower the dosage and I was on 6 a day. He said everyone is different with their tolerance levels, take less he said.
 
I have a script for Lialda he said take one a day. Who likes what medication and why? Please share.
 
Thanks
I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 10/1/07 was on it for 7 weeks, side effects
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bellski
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   Posted 4/24/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I've been on Asacl for a couple of months, I take six a day and I do not have any side effects.  Good luck to you!  Bellski

jujub
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   Posted 4/24/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
The active ingredient in both is mesalamine, so any differences would only be related to binding agents, colorings, etc. The primary difference is that Lialda was developed to be taken only once a day (some docs do prescribe twice a day), so is more convenient and easier to remember. One a day is a low dose, so you may want to try it with confidence.
Judy
 
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.
 
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therearemiracles
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   Posted 4/24/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Judy,
 
Wouldn't you think that if you take it only once a day it's very strong, since you take 2-3 asascol at one time? I'm just want to start out at a very low dose and work up if the side effects are ok. I do think I need something, I'm up and down all the time.
I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
Stopped Colozal 10/1/07 was on it for 7 weeks, side effects
On Standard Process supplements, trying a new protocal from a
natural path as of 9/10/07
Started Vitamin E enemas 3/27/08 by Sheldon
 
 
 


jujub
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   Posted 4/24/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Therearemiracles, I think it's micro-encapsulated, so it dissolves at different times. Sort of a time-released Asacol. It just amazes me how they can control that by coating the grains with different thicknesses of whatever waxy coating it is they use. And yes, staying on maintenance drugs can be helpful in maintaining remission, and has the added benefit of decreasing the long-term risk of colon cancer.

The manufacturer's prescribing information indicates 2 Lialda daily is the lowest usual dose, so your doctor is definitely starting you off low-dose.
Judy
 
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.
 
Co-Moderator UC Forum
The information I share on this forum is based only on my own experience and study. It is important to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

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