Lialda Safety

Lialda® (mesalamine) is a medication licensed for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Although most people can take this medication safely, Lialda does pose certain risks.
Lialda belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates, and works by inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lining of the colon. It's important to note that certain problems can develop in people taking this medication. For example, in some cases, Lialda can make the symptoms of ulcerative colitis worse and may increase your risk of kidney damage.
Other safety issues with Lialda can include possible side effects, such as headaches and gas. Notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop potentially serious problems, such as decreased urination, difficulty breathing, or unexplained swelling.
(Click Lialda Side Effects and Lialda Warnings and Precautions for more safety information. These articles offer detailed drug warnings on things like allergic reactions, serious side effects, and more.)
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