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Lialda (Mesalamine)and/or alternatives
Lialda 1.2g from $2.22 USD/tabletLialda 1.2g
Marketed as Mezavant XL in European Union
Manufactured by: Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required* Mesalamine is also known as Mesalazine, 5-Aminosalicyclic Acid, or 5-ASA.
Lialda 1.2g is also available from CanadaLialda 1.2g from $2.64 USD/tabletLialda 1.2g
Marketed as Mezavant in Canada
Manufactured by: Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
Mesalamine 1.2g from $0.98 USD/tabletMesalamine 1.2g
Generic Alternative to Lialda
Marketed as Mesacol OD in India
Manufactured by: Sun Pharma
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
Basic Information on Lialda
Lialda is used for treating tissue damage, diarrhea and inflammation. The drug is also used in the treatment of proctitis, proctosigmoiditis and ulcerative colitis. The Lialda drug is also useful for checking the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from repeating themselves. The medicine may cause bloody diarrhea or cramping in some patients. If you get any such symptoms, consult your doctor immediately. You should also be careful if you suffer from severe stomach ache or fever after using this medicine. Lialda should be taken under the supervision of a trained medical professional. In certain cases, you may be asked to take certain tests in order to determine the suitability of the drug.
Precautions / Side Effects for Lialda
If you suffer from a stomach condition known as pyloric stenosis, you may need to undergo certain tests before starting this medication. Your physician may also restore to alter the dosage of the drug for you. You should take the same precaution if you suffer from heart conditions or kidney diseases. This drug contains Mesalamine as its main ingredient. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to this substance. Generic or brand Lialda is not considered to be harmful to an unborn baby, however, if you are pregnant or get pregnant while undergoing this treatment, do not forget to tell your doctor.
The medicine should be taken in accordance with your doctor’s advice. Do not overdose on the drug. Overdosage may cause dizziness, confusion and shortness of breath. You may also experience ringing in your ears and sweating. Generic or brand Lialda may also cause skin rash. Mesalamine may cause swelling of the face and tongue in certain cases.Lialda Dosage
Lialda is generally prescribed to be taken once daily. It should be taken with meals. The daily initial dosage is 2.4 g or 4.8 g. The tablets should be swallowed whole. It should not be broken or chewed. You should also not crush the tablet. The tablet is designed to release the medicine once it is in your intestine. The tablets are available in 1.2 g strength. The medicine should be stored at room temperature between 15°and 25°C, although it may be allowed to fluctuate to 30°.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.