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In most cases, Lialda® (mesalamine) is a safe medication, and many people are able to use it to treat their ulcerative colitis symptoms without any problems. However, it is not without risks. For example, Lialda can sometimes cause problems like headaches, gas, and (in rare cases) kidney damage.
Before taking Lialda, tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the following conditions:
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Pyloric stenosis.
To make sure this is the right medication for you, your healthcare provider will also need to know if you have any allergies or are taking any other medications, including nonprescription drugs and supplements. Women should tell their healthcare providers if they are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding.
(To learn more about the risks associated with this medicine, click Lialda Side Effects and Lialda Warnings and Precautions. These articles take a look at how often side effects occurred in people taking the drug in clinical trials and offer more in-depth warnings to be aware of before starting treatment.)
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