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Learn About Lialda (mesalamine) Side Effects

Understanding Safety Information

As with any medication, there could be side effects, so it’s helpful to know what was reported in clinical studies of Lialda. If you believe you are experiencing any side effects, please notify your doctor.

Lialda may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Kidney problems
  • A condition that may be hard to tell apart from a UC flare. Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: cramping, stomach ache, bloody diarrhea, fever, headache, and rash
  • Heart-related allergic reactions, such as inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) or the lining of the heart (pericarditis)
  • Liver problems

The most common side effects reported in clinical studies of Lialda were:

In clinical studies of Lialda, inflammation of the pancreas also occurred. If this happens to you, your doctor may tell you to stop taking Lialda.

Other side effects may occur.

For more information, please see additional Important Safety Information below and the Full Prescribing Information (PDF) and discuss it with your doctor. You can also learn more about Lialda here.

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