General considerations for when and how to take Lialda include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once daily.
- Lialda should be taken with a meal.
- The tablets are delayed-release and have a special coating. In order to protect the special coating, you should not cut, chew, or crush the tablets.
- The medication should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For Lialda to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The drug will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of Lialda your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Lialda. However, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
(Click Lialda Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)