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- Instruct patients not to take LIALDA if they have hypersensitivity to salicylates (e.g., aspirin) or other mesalamines.
- Inform patients to let their physicians know all medications they are taking and if they:
- are allergic to sulfasalazine, salicylates or mesalamine;
- are taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other nephrotoxic agents;
- are taking azathioprine, or 6-mercaptopurine;
- experience cramping, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, fever, headache or rash;
- have a history of myocarditis or pericarditis;
- have kidney or liver disease;
- have a history of stomach blockage;
- are pregnant, intend to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
- Patients should be instructed to swallow LIALDA delayed-release tablets whole, taking care not to break the outer coating.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/27/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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