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How soon after starting Lialda will my symptoms improve?

You may find your symptoms of ulcerative colitis improving within days or weeks of starting Lialda (mesalamine). Even if you feel better, though, you should not stop taking the medicine without your doctor's permission. That's because Lialda not only helps relieve your symptoms, it keeps your ulcerative colitis in remission. Your doctor may want you to stay on the medicine long after your symptoms have lessened or disappeared, although he or she may recommend a lower dose.

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