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Is there a generic version of Lialda?

There is no generic version of Lialda (mesalamine), a drug that treats ulcerative colitis. Lialda was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007. To encourage innovation, the FDA allows companies to sell their drugs for a time without generic competition, so no generic will be available for some years.

There are other mesalamine products available in different formulations or dosages. The only generic is in the form of an enema.

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