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01-13-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Anyone take Lialda?

So I just got switched to Lialda (formerly took Asacol). I just picked up my pills and I am a little unsure as to whether the dosage is correct. The pills are 1.2 gm and the bottle says to take 4. My doc said that I only have to take them once per day b/c they are time release, but that is 4.8 gm, all at once. Does that sound right to you? What is your dosage? My Asacol dosage was 2 X 400mg, 3 times per day. That is 2.4gm/ day, so I guess he doubled my dosage. Just wondering if this is a high dose or if maybe there was a mistake.
01-13-2010, 09:41 PM   #2
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Ask the pharmacist to be sure....I know some people take pretty large doses of Asacol and Pentasa.
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01-13-2010, 09:54 PM   #3
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Hi,
I've been through the same switch without a problem. I take 4 Lialda a day, which I think is standard.
01-14-2010, 07:53 AM   #4
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Thanks Ranchero. I was expecting that the Lialda would decrease the number of pills I would take (which it does, I guess), but I was just a little surprised by the size and number of pills in the bottle. I guess it's all good, though. Thanks for your reply.
01-14-2010, 09:58 PM   #5
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It 4 a day, all at the same time. Yeah - the pills may be a little big but they work.
Good luck.
01-17-2010, 07:25 PM   #6
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I was on 3 Lialda once a day now 4 once and day and am starting 6MP - has anyone taken them together?
01-19-2010, 09:44 PM   #7
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CD Sufferer said:
I was on 3 Lialda once a day now 4 once and day and am starting 6MP - has anyone taken them together?
I take 2 lialda and 1 imuran (6 MP) a day plus cimzia
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