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Lialda Overdose - Pentasa and Insomnia

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  • Lialda Overdose
    Confusion, vertigo (dizziness), and diarrhea are possible symptoms of a Lialda overdose. This eMedTV Web page describes the treatment options that are available for an overdose and lists other potential symptoms that may occur.
  • Lialda Pills
    This page from the eMedTV site presents a brief overview of Lialda pills, which are taken once a day to treat a certain kind of inflammatory bowel disease. This segment provides some basic dosing information for this drug and a link to more information.
  • Lialda Risks
    If you have liver disease, it may not be a good idea to take Lialda. This eMedTV segment takes you through a few of the safety concerns for Lialda, including information on how it may increase your risk of kidney damage and other problems.
  • Lialda Safety
    Some people develop problems, such as kidney damage, while taking Lialda. This eMedTV Web resource discusses how to ensure your safety with Lialda, with information on who may not be able to take the drug and when to contact your doctor.
  • Lialda Side Effects
    Gas and headache are the most common Lialda side effects that were reported in clinical studies. As this eMedTV segment explains, there are also other side effects that are less common, as well as serious problems that may require medical attention.
  • Lialda Uses
    Lialda is a prescription drug that is used for treating flare-ups of ulcerative colitis. This part of the eMedTV archives describes how Lialda works, explains whether the drug can be used in children, and lists possible "off-label" Lialda uses.
  • Lialda Warnings and Precautions
    Lialda may be less effective in people with pyloric stenosis. This eMedTV page offers other Lialda warnings and precautions, including a list of existing medical conditions your doctor should know about and possible side effects that may occur.
  • Living With Crohn's Disease
    Lifestyle changes (such as reducing stress) can make Crohn's disease easier to live with. This eMedTV Web page contains suggestions for those dealing with Crohn's disease, such as quitting the use of tobacco products and following a healthy diet.
  • Living With Ulcerative Colitis
    As this eMedTV page explains, some people living with ulcerative colitis find that making lifestyle changes helps reduce their symptoms. This page lists some specific lifestyle changes that can help reduce symptoms (such as eliminating stress).
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
    Lymphocytic colitis is a disease that affects the intestines, especially the colon. As this eMedTV Web page explains, symptoms of the condition typically include abdominal pain and watery, non-bloody diarrhea. Treatment and causes are also discussed.
  • Mesalamine
    Mesalamine is a prescription medicine that is used for treating ulcerative colitis. This segment of the eMedTV archives further describes the uses and effects of the medication and offers links to the various forms of the drug that are available.
  • Mesalamine and Breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding women who are taking mesalamine should watch for side effects in their child. As this eMedTV page explains, studies on mesalamine and breastfeeding show that nursing babies whose mothers took the drug by mouth experienced diarrhea.
  • Mesalamine and Pregnancy
    It is generally considered safe for pregnant women to take mesalamine. This eMedTV segment describes the animal studies that have been conducted on mesalamine and pregnancy, and explains when a doctor may prescribe the drug to a pregnant woman.
  • Mesalamine Drug Information
    Your healthcare provider may prescribe mesalamine if you have ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page gives some basic information on mesalamine, including the different forms of the drug, safety warnings, and more.
  • Mesalamine Drug Interactions
    Warfarin and digoxin are medications that may cause interactions when taken with mesalamine. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at the complications that can occur as a result of mesalamine drug interactions.
  • Mesalamine Overdose
    If you take too much mesalamine, overdose symptoms may include diarrhea, confusion, and sweating. This eMedTV resource lists other possible symptoms of a mesalamine overdose and describes the various treatment options that are available.
  • Mesalamine Uses
    Mesalamine is used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page describes specific uses of the medication, explains whether the drug can be used in children, and discusses possible off-label mesalamine uses.
  • Mesalamine Warnings and Precautions
    There are many mesalamine warnings and precautions to be aware of, including side effects that may occur. This eMedTV Web page lists possible side effects that have been seen with the drug and includes a list of those who should not it.
  • Microscopic Colitis
    Microscopic colitis is a disease that causes the colon to become inflamed. This eMedTV Web page explains the two forms of this disease, collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis, as well as symptoms and treatment options.
  • Natalizumab
    Natalizumab is prescribed for the treatment of Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. This page from the eMedTV Web site presents more details on this medicine, with information on specific uses, potential side effects, general safety concerns, and more.
  • Natalizumab Dosage
    The amount of natalizumab a doctor prescribes is the same for everyone, regardless of age or weight. This eMedTV segment features specific natalizumab dosing guidelines for those undergoing treatment for Crohn's disease or multiple sclerosis.
  • Natalizumab Drug Information
    This eMedTV Web selection gives an overview of natalizumab, a drug used to treat Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. Information presented in this article includes possible side effects, dosing, and what to tell your doctor before starting treatment.
  • Natalizumab Side Effects
    Call your doctor if you are undergoing natalizumab treatment and develop fever, confusion, or vomiting. This eMedTV page describes the results of clinical studies done on the possible side effects of natalizumab, including common and serious reactions.
  • Natural Cures for Crohn's Disease
    Despite advertising claims to the contrary, there are no proven "natural cures for Crohn's disease." This eMedTV article discusses some products touted as natural remedies for this condition and includes factors to consider before trying such products.
  • Natural Cures for Ulcerative Colitis
    As this eMedTV page explains, some people with ulcerative colitis may choose to treat the disease with natural cures. Alternative remedies for ulcerative colitis may help some people cope with the stress of living with a chronic illness.
  • Osteoporosis and Ulcerative Colitis
    This eMedTV page explains why people with ulcerative colitis may be at a higher risk of osteoporosis. Ulcerative colitis patients, as this page explains, are sometimes prescribed drugs that can cause bone loss, increasing the chances of osteoporosis.
  • Pentasa
    Pentasa is a medication that can be prescribed to treat ulcerative colitis in adults. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to improve symptoms of the condition, lists possible side effects, and offers dosing information.
  • Pentasa (Mesalamine) Drug Information
    This eMedTV page provides some basic information on Pentasa (mesalamine), a drug used to treat ulcerative colitis. This segment briefly explains how this medicine works, important information for your healthcare provider, and a link to more information.
  • Pentasa 250 Mg Capsules
    This selection from the eMedTV library explains that the lower strength of Pentasa capsules is 250 mg. This page also provides a link to more information on dosing guidelines for this drug, with helpful tips on ensuring the effectiveness of Pentasa.
  • Pentasa 500 Mg Capsules
    As this eMedTV page explains, Pentasa capsules come in two strengths -- 500 mg and 250 mg. This article describes when and how Pentasa is taken, including some of the factors that may affect your dose. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Pentasa and Breastfeeding
    Pentasa is known to pass through breast milk in women who are nursing. This eMedTV page discusses Pentasa and breastfeeding, describing the side effects seen in breastfed infants whose mothers took mesalamine (the active component of Pentasa).
  • Pentasa and Hair Loss
    Hair loss is a rare side effect of Pentasa that is reported in less than 1 percent of people. As this eMedTV Web page explains, however, since hair loss is so common in the general population, there is no clear link between Pentasa and hair loss.
  • Pentasa and Insomnia
    Although it is rare, insomnia is a possible side effect of Pentasa. This article from the eMedTV archives offers more information on Pentasa and insomnia, including a list of suggestions that can help improve sleep habits.
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