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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 11/11/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on Asacol for six years.Last year I decided to change it for Lialda. 3pills a day. After taking  Lialda for few days I started flaring.I stoped to take it and started Asacol . Last week I decided to try Lialda again. And again the same result. Today I feel pain and I am afraid to start flairing. I do not undestand  why  Lialda does not work for me as Asacol. It the same meds. I hope to hear from others about taking Lialda. Carlos smhair                                                                        

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 131
   Posted 11/11/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
   I think Lialda got my year-long flare under control.  I took Asacol for a month or two but it was very hard to remember to take it three times a day and it didn't help my flare.

  • 25 years old, married, Mommy to 20 mo. old 
  • Ulcerative Colitis since Sept. 2004
    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
  • Currently taking:75mg 6MP, 4 Lialda, Digestive Advantage Chrons/Colitis, Loestrin 24, and allergy shots every third week
  • Past meds: Pred., Entocort, Dipentum, and Canassa
  • 10/6/08 Found a 1cm kidnet stone in right kidney


Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 11/11/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I always thought Asacol made me worse but it was hard to know for sure. I wonder if I should try Lialda??
Female, Age 37
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03
Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
75mg 6-MP
Cortenema as needed
Ferrex Forte
Sacchromyces Boulardii 

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30705
   Posted 11/12/2008 2:31 AM (GMT -6) many asacol were you on?

Where in the colon is your UC..limted or throughout?

What symptoms were you having that you considered it a flare?

Have you never been on any rectal meds as well?

*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3  +   1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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