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Can I crush my Lialda pills to make them easier to swallow?

You should never crush, chew or cut your Lialda (mesalamine) tablets before you take them. Lialda is a "delayed release" tablet, which means that its outer coating doesn't allow the active ingredients to be released until it enters your gastrointestinal tract. If you crush the pills, you will break this coating and change how the drug is absorbed and how much you get. If you can't swallow a pill whole, talk to your doctor before he or she prescribes this medicine.

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