Lialda Mesalamine and/or alternatives
Lialda 1.2gMarketed as Mezavant XL in European Union Manufacturer: Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Mesalamine 1.2gGeneric Alternative to Lialda 1.2g
Marketed as Mesacol OD in India Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
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Description of Lialda
The drug Lialda is generally used to affect a particular substance in the body that is the root cause of medical conditions like diarrhea, inflammation and tissue damage in the intestines. The generic name of Lialda is mesalamine.
People can buy Lialda only in one strength, which is available in the dosage strength- Lialda 1.2g. The tablet should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed. Your doctor will determine the dosage and duration of treatment with Lialda. You must follow your doctor’s instructions even though it may be different from what has been recommended by the manufacturer.
Indications & Dosage of Lialda
Lialda is most often indicated for medical conditions like proctitis, ulcerative colitis and proctosigmoiditis. The recurrence of ulcerative colitis can also be prevented by using Lialda.
Lialda has not been approved for use by children. Only adults have been approved to buy Lialda.
The dosage pattern of Lialda should not be any different from what the doctor prescribes. Any alteration in the dosage pattern may lead to complications. Generally, the recommended dose of Lialda is 2-4 1.2g tablets per day. The total daily dosage should not exceed 4.8g.
The drug should be swallowed with a glass full of water along with food. If the tablet is crushed or chewed, the drug may be released a bit too early in the digestive tract, which can either lead to complications or lead to ineffective action. Last but not least, Lialda should be stored at room temperature, away from excess moisture and heat.
Side effects & Interactions
Lialda usage can lead to users experiencing some side effects. These do not tend to cause harm to the body and are temporary in nature. Some of these minor side effects of Lialda are:
- Minor stomach discomfort;
- Gas trouble;
- Diarrhea, constipation;
- Headaches and dizziness;
- Stuffy or runny nose;
- Mild skin rashes;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Fever and certain flu symptoms;
Apart from the aforementioned side effects, some other side effects of a more serious nature may also surface. These side effects heavily affect a user’s health and require immediate medical attention. These are:
- Bloody diarrhea;
- Allergic reactions like severe skin rashes, breathing problems, hives, swelling, chest tightness, etc.;
- Dark colored vomit;
- Changes in urinating pattern and color;
- Severe headaches;
- Breath shortness;
- Severe stomach pain and cramps
Drug interactions are possible if certain other substances are taken alongside Lialda. A doctor should be consulted before taking substances like tacrolimus, pentamidine, mercaptopurine, amphotericin B, certain antibiotics, NSAIDs, cancer medications, and antiviral drugs during Lialda treatment. In fact, it is best to consult a doctor before using any other substance with Lialda.
Warnings & Precautions of Lialda
One should not take Lialda if he/she is allergic to any of the ingredients or to aspirin.
To determine the safety of Lialda, one should consult the doctor if he/she has had certain medical conditions in the past like pyloric stenosis, any heart problem, kidney or liver problems, or an allergy to sulfasalazine.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also consult the doctor regarding the use of Lialda.