FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: LIALDA

User Comments:

For Ulcerative Colitis, Active “It has seemed to help me a lot, but it’s whopping expensive. I lucked out on samples and mfg coupons for half a year, then got ate up by expenses. I like this version much better than the asacol I had years ago, which caused discomfort, and terrible urinary stains from residue. So far with Lialda the drug seems more concentrated or timed release, with no residue in urine.”

Mike B TX January 2, 2018

For Ulcerative Colitis, Active “I was diagnosed with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis in 2008. I’ve been on all kinds of medication including asacol, 6mp, remicade, humira, prednisone, amitriptyline, Lialada and others. I also had surgery to remove my gallbladder due to stones – which I regret now since I don’t think made any difference with the BMs and bleeding.I finally had good results with Lialda. I used to take 4 pills a day but managed to ween down to 2. I also realized that part of the healing process came from Spiritual healing and mental attitude. The stress from a job played a major role in my flare ups. Prayer helped me spiritually which in turn helped me with my mind, which then helped with my gut alongside Lialda and a less stressful job.”

QuisUtDeus (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 4, 2017

For Crohn’s Disease “Diagnosed with Crohn’s after routine Colonscopy 5/2017 and was started on Lialda. No symptoms of Crohn’s other than the discovery of ulcers during Colonscopy.Now having hair loss at temples and fear it will continue and/or get worse.Plus it’s not covered by my insurance and costs over $230.00 a month.My GI says if I don’t take it I risk getting colon cancer.I was basically told it’s better to be broke and bald than have colon cancer.I think there has to be another answer?”

Urseka November 4, 2017

For Ulcerative Colitis, Active “The medicine seems to work well but still bleeding so doc put me on canasa and prednisone seems to work better”

Branum408 (taken for less than 1 month) September 17, 2017

For Ulcerative Colitis, Active “I was on asacol for 10 years with no flare ups and leading a normal life. Then 2 years ago my insurance (BCBS) stopped covering it. My Doctor changed me to Lialda and I have had a nothing short of continuous colitis hell flare up for 2 years straight. 20 diarrheas a day. Stomach cramps, weight loss, explosive uncontrolled bm. My Doctor refused to write a letter of medical necessity to my insurance company so I could get back on asacol. So I was on continuous steroids which caused diabetes. Finally to the point of starting humira which caused e coli, c diff, nor ovirus. Recent hospitalization which I was able to get back on asacol while in the hospital. Now discharged and unable to get asacol approved for use outside of hospitalization. “

sick of ulcerative colitis (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 8, 2017

For Ulcerative Colitis, Active “Developed UC after I stopped smoking about 10 years ago. Have tried everything including Lialda and Canasa. The only thing that works for me is smoking cigarettes. I’ve also tried nicotine gum and patch and even E-cigs. Only real cigarettes work. I have to smoke about 5 per day. Symptoms go away after 1-2 weeks. Then I stop smoking. Sometimes the symptoms will come back after a month, sometimes 6. Hate smoking but what’s the alternative?”

hotboxdp (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 1, 2017

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