What is Mezavant XL used for?
Mezavant XL is used to help treat ulcerative colitis. It helps to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis including diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Mesalamine is an aminosalicylate and works by decreasing swelling in the colon. Your doctor may prescribe Mesavant XL for Crohn’s disease even though this is not included in the approved professional listings for this product.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mezavant XL (AKA Lialda in US)
Lialda should be taken with or without food, generally 3 times per day or as prescribed by your doctor. Never crush or chew Mezavant XL as this can affect how the medication is released into the colon. Your dosage will be based on your response to treatment and your condition. Different brands of Mezavant XL release different amounts of medication so always check with your doctor before you switch brands. Use Lialda regularly to get the best results and take it at the same time daily to help you remember.
Some medications should never be used together. In some cases however even though there are interactions you can still use both medications together. Your doctor will adjust your dosages and medical regime appropriately to ensure the lowest risk of side effects while maintaining the best results. Always tell your health care providers about any and all medications and herbal products when you start Mezavant XL you take so that they can adequately monitor for interactions.
This list of drug interactions is not exhaustive and you should ensure you talk to your doctor before starting Mezavant.
Using Mezavant XL with any of these medications is usually not recommended but in some cases might be unavoidable. Your doctor will update your treatment regimen appropriately.
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Taking Mezavant XL in combination with the following medications can cause a heightened risk of some side effects but may be the best treatment option for you. Your doctor will adequately adjust your treatment regimen and monitor your treatment.
DISCLAIMER: The following information is exclusively for informational purposes for Mezavant XL. This information is not supposed to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, treatment, or advice. You should always talk to your doctor about any concerns with your health or medications. Do not delay in seeking or ignore medical advice because of this information.