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What is Lialda?

Lialda (mesalamine) is a drug that promotes and maintains remission of ulcerative colitis, an inflammation of the large intestine that causes abdominal pain, bleeding, diarrhea and other symptoms. Lialda is believed to counter inflammation in the cells lining the colon to relieve symptoms in someone whose ulcerative colitis is flaring. Lialda also helps keep the condition in remission once the person with it feels better.

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