is anyone familiar with Lialda

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   Posted 11/18/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
doc wants me to switch from asacol to lialda says i only haveto to once a day if anyone is taking this for UC please let me know your opinion thanks

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   Posted 11/18/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Just switched from asacol to lialda about a month ago.  Haven't seen any difference except only having to take it once a day.  It's the same meds with a slightly different delivery system.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC, Dx 1991
Lialda 2 per day
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   Posted 11/18/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Lialda is the same medication as Asacol, only the method of delivery is different. It is time-released, so most people can take it once a day. It's a matter of convenience - only having to remember to take meds once instead of two or three times.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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   Posted 11/19/2008 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
If you do a Healingwell site search, you'll find lots of info about Lialda.  Quite a few people take it, and has been discussed many times.  The main advantage is you only have to take it once or twice a day, instead three or four times.

36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements: Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone, flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.

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   Posted 11/19/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Lialda didn't work for me; Asacol does. Maybe you'll have the opposite effect? Good luck!
Tressa 35 (F) in WNY
UC w/skip lesions & stomach ulcers
Asacol 12/day, prilosec twice/day, Canasa as needed

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