Side effects of lialda?

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 7/12/2009 4:50 AM (GMT -6)   
What, if any side effects have you had while taking Lialda?
Presently on: 600 mg. Remicade every 4 weeks
                   Venofer infusion every 4 weeks
                   B12 every 4 weeks              
                   15 mg. Methotrexate/injection weekly
                   12 Asacol daily
                   10 mg. Celexa daily
                   Zofran as needed

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 7/12/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't take Lialda or Asacol.  I got really sick on both.  My first symptom was itching, then a rash, then my neck hurt, the next day my wrists, then my knees,  then I got such horrible pain in my stomach.  It hurt so bad I was going to go to the ER.  I thought I had toxic megacolon.  I posted on here and heard this was a side effect.  I also vomited.  This all happened within a week of taking both meds.  I stopped taking them and within a day or two I was fine.  I hope you have better luck with Lialda.  Alot of people use it and have good results.  Good Luck!

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 7/12/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   

Those are typical symptoms of intolerance to mesalamines - I can't take any of them.  Each day gets worse and feels like the flu!


Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
Cannot tolerate mesalamines.  New specialist (June) - Cortifoam and Anusol three times a day for now.  Hope it works!
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.

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