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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 11/29/2007 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Was on Asacol twice a day and it wasnt really working so gastro stared me on a new med out called Lilada. I only have to take 4 pills one time a day with breakfast. Now it seems I havent been to the bathroom for days. I dont think this is a good side effect. From one extreme to another. Has anyone ever heard of this medicine? And if so any expericance with it. Thanks.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 11/29/2007 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Honeys bunny--I have been on Lialda since March 07 and have had GREAT results! I have had no side effects, other than having the urgency stop, the trips to the bathroom decreasing from 18 or more times a day to 2-4 with formed bms. Also, no more bleeding. I have had two flares, one brought on by stress/worry and the other from antibiotics after a sinus infection. I am very, very thankful for Lialda. I am allergic to the sulfa-type meds and also can't even think how I would remember to take several pills several times a day! I would suggest you to do a search for 'Lialda' and you'll find lots of posts on it and I don't recall any bad posts regarding Lialda!
Pancolitis diagnosed 5/07 
4 Lialda/day since 8/01/07
Started 40 mg. Prednisone on 9/16/07 and tapering by 5mg per week  which started on 9/28/07:  40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5 every other day, 5 every three days, done!

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 11/29/2007 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Go to for a bit more information.  I've been on it a couple weeks now, seems to be doing more than Asacol so far.  Basically it's the same medication as Asacol (mesalamine), but a different method of being released in the colon, so it can reach further down than Asacol.
---Nathan---  31 yr old male
Diagnosed May 2006 w/severe UC (pancolitis)
Currently in mild flare
2 400mg Asacol 4X day 2 Lialda/day (we'll see how that goes)
5mg Prednisone done for now :)
1 multivitamin/day
2 grams calcium/day
75mg Imuran/day
100mg Tramadol/day for abdominal pain (as needed)
1 Fioricet ever 4 hrs as needed for severe migraines

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 11/30/2007 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Im on it and it gets you back from flaring quickly. Whenever you going out of a flair you will run into moments of being stuffed up a bit but you should get back to normal BM's soon. Hang in there Lialda works wonders.
Jeff, 23, Diagnosed July 2007 probably had it since 2005 but no real symptoms till July 2007 *Left Sided UC*
Lialda - 2.4mg 2x Day
Rowasa 1x (for spot treating and flare ups)
Centrum Multi-Vitamin 1X Day
Lexipro- 1x Day 10Mg
Ambien- 1x Day 10mg
Omega 3 Fish Oil- 2x Day

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