Advertisement

What should I avoid while taking Lialda?

While taking Lialda (mesalamine), a drug for ulcerative colitis, you should avoid taking aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen and naproxen. These drugs interact with Lialda in a way that can seriously damage your kidneys. You should also avoid azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine, because their interaction with Lialda may cause a blood disorder.

You should not crush, cut or chew the tablet; instead, you should swallow it whole. The drug is absorbed gradually and in the correct amount only when the outer coating on the pill is not broken when it enters your stomach.

Continue Learning about Gastrointestinal Agent

What other medications interact with urinary anticholinergics?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking an anticholinergic bronchodilator, conivaptan, eluxadoline, fusidic acid, idelalis...
More Answers
What are urinary anticholinergics?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Urinary anticholinergics are drugs that relax the bladder, increasing its capacity and reducing pres...
More Answers
Do proton pump inhibitors have any side effects?
Dr. Kent A. Holtorf, MDDr. Kent A. Holtorf, MD
Proton pump inhibitors, such as Nexium, Protonics and Prevacid, are associated with dramatic increas...
More Answers
What should I know before taking a bile acid sequestrant?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you have phenylketonuria, a bile acid sequestrant may not be a good option for you. If you have ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.