Lialda new mesalamine drug?

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   Posted 6/11/2009 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Just read about Lialda from Shire who makes Pentasa and was wondering if anyone has tried it yet? Contains mesalamine but supposedly you only need 2 pils a day instead of the 8 (500mg) Pentasa.

DF 37
UC diag 1992
last flare 1 yr ago treated with oral pred

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   Posted 6/11/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I started it a couple years ago. I don't notice any difference in taking it and not taking it. I took it for over a year and flared, and didn't take it for 6 months and did better, lol. It works great for some people though!! Apriso is actually newer. Yet to try it though.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3 5000IU+Ca/1000mg DHA

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   Posted 6/11/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Lialda has been available for sometime now. I switched to using it a few months ago after being on Asacol. Both medications are identical in the way they handle my UC but Lialda is more convenient with only 2 pills a day.
Mild pancolitis with some diverticular pockets diagnosed in April '08
Currently on 400 mg Asacol X 6 per day

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 6/11/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
i have just started Lialda... i feel it is convinient - take it just once with breakfast and then forget about it.
Right now -FLARING (after my Rubella vaccination)
Diagnosed in Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly - worked for 2 months then re-flare
13 may: canasa 1000 X2 daily for 2 weeks - to start Lialda after 2 weeks if canasa double dose does not work
Lialda X2 started on 30th may.
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas
Also gifted with Hypothyroid & have calicum deficiency family history!
Also started Probiotic from 23 Mar & fresh Turmeric root from 25 March'09- stopped both on 10th May

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