Lialda is an anti-inflammatory drug that is used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis and proctosigmoiditis. Lialda is a medicine used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis – a condition characterised by inflammation of the intestinal tract. Lialda may also be used for purposes not listed in this guide, at the discretion of the prescriber. Lialda is used because its active ingredient, mesalamine, has anti-inflammatory properties. More specifically, it works by inhibiting prostaglandin production substances which are responsible for the production of pro-inflammatory mediators. Lialda is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include stomach pain, gas, vomiting, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, back pain, and joint pain. Patients may also experience more severe side effects such as severe stomach pain, chest pain, swelling, and rapid weight gain.
Drug Name: Lialda
Generic name: Mesalamine