Asacol, Colazal and Lialda didn't work on their own for me. I am currently on Lialda with Remicade infusions every 6 weeks and nightly either Rowesa or Canasa. I had been on Prednisone from April 2006 to April 2008. I'm not sure the Lialda is even doing anything -- I was taking one of the three of those drugs since diagnosis but it seems the other meds were what got things under control finally. My GI says the Lialda will help me stay in remission now that I've finally gotten there.
The best thing about the Lialda is you only have to take it once a day.
46 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08 Finally achieved remission mid October 2008!!
11 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08; 5/24/08; 7/5/08; 8/15/08, 9/26/08; 11/08/08; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Rowesa and/or Canasa; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D; Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro