Lialda (Mesalamine)

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Medically reviewed by Dr. Samuel Maaiah, PharmD

Last updated: April 10, 2024

Dr. Maaiah is a PharmD graduate who has practiced both in pharmaceutical consulting and retail pharmacy. His interests include consulting and the development and approval of new therapeutics. He currently works as a Medical Information Consultant (MIC) and as a retail pharmacist. As a MIC he helps pharmaceutical companies with projects and by consulting as a medical information expert.

When Dr. Maaiah is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, doing outdoor activities, working out, and reading.

Order Online

How to buy Lialda (Mesalamine) online?

Lialda (Mesalamine) can be ordered online through or by calling 1-800-828-4489 and speaking to customer support. The chat feature can also be used for support. For more information please visit the “How to Order” page.

Is a prescription required?

Yes, a valid prescription from your doctor is required. Lialda (Mesalamine) is a prescription medication and can only be sold with a prescription. To process your order, you will need to submit a prescription. The prescription can be emailed ([email protected]), faxed (1-800-416-8019), or uploaded. Alternatively, we can reach out to your doctor to attain a valid prescription if you would like.

What is the maximum amount that can be ordered?

A 3-month supply (90-days) is the maximum amount that can be ordered at one time. Refills are kept on file for future orders. The amount that can be ordered will be based on the directions and quantity indicated on the prescription from your doctor.

Is it safe to order Lialda (Mesalamine) from Canadian Pharmacy Online?

Absolutely. All our partner pharmacies are fully licensed and certified in their respective countries. We ensure that your shopping experience is safe and secure with our Norton Shopping Guarantee. We operate just like your local pharmacy would, with our main priority being to provide you access to safe and affordable prescription medication.

Lialda Cost

How much does Lialda cost?

Lialda 1.2 g (Brand) – 180 Tablets

  • Average US retail price – $2098.36
  • Our Price – $395.00

Mesalamine 1.2 g (Generic) – 180 Tablets

  • Average US retail Price – $1428.87
  • Our Price – $150.00

At, we make sure to keep drug prices low and affordable.

You can view the Lialda cost savings above with the price comparison of both brand and generic Lialda between the average U.S. retail price and Canadian Pharmacy Online price.

The savings are clear – call or chat with us today to start saving.

What is the lowest price of Lialda (Mesalamine) per unit?

Lowest Price Per Unit: $0.83/unit for generic Lialda (Mesalamine) 1.2g tablets 

Is this price for Lialda (Mesalamine) without insurance?

These prices above are Lialda cost without insurance. Unfortunately, we cannot accept insurance. However, we will give you an official receipt which you can use to apply for reimbursement with your insurance company. We are also unable to adjudicate with US insurance providers.

Why is Lialda cheaper from Canada than from the United States?

Drug prices in Canada and some other countries are negotiated and regulated.The US is a free market economy which is how the price differs since pharmaceutical suppliers can charge what they deem appropriate for the product. As a result, we offer lower prices to our patients as we utilize medications from these countries. 

Lialda Coupon

Is there a coupon for Lialda available?

Yes, we do you have a Lialda coupon for an extra discount on your prescription. You can save $10 off your order with coupon code LIALDA10. Apply coupon at checkout for instant savings and pay less for your prescription with a minimum $100 order.

Lialda Generic

Is there a lower cost generic Lialda (Mesalamine) available?

Lialda (Mesalamine) is available as a generic alternative.

How much cheaper is generic Lialda?

Generic Mesalamine is $339 cheaper than brand Lialda at a quantity of 180 tablets.  Generic drugs are often 40-60% cheaper than the brand name counterpart.

What is the difference between brand and generic Lialda (Mesalamine)?

There is no difference between generic and brand Mesalamine. Generic formulations of medications contain the same active ingredients and meet the same quality, strength, and purity standards as the brand formulation.


Is shipping available to the United States?

Yes. An email notification will be sent to you once the item has been shipped. We ship nationwide across the United States.

How much does shipping cost?

Standard shipping is free.

Is express shipping available?

If a product of Canada is available then express shipping can be selected with an estimated delivery time of 3-5 business days. You have the option at the checkout page to select the express shipping option ($25) if available for that medication source.

Refill Rx

How to refill a prescription?

Refilling your prescription is made easy with Canadian Pharmacy Online. You can sign into your online account and view your previous orders and see which prescriptions we have on file. Placing a refill order online is made simple by accessing the reorder section in your account.

You can also call us at 1-800-828-4889 and speak to customer support to place a refill. Our live chat is also a great place to connect with us to place a refill order while you are on the go.

Are prescriptions automatically refilled?

We do not automatically refill prescriptions as there can be cases where you are no longer taking the medication, your doctor has changed your dose, etc. However, we provide a friendly refill reminder service. We will kindly notify you by phone or email as to the best time to place a refill order based on your prescription history.

Drug Information

About Lialda (Mesalamine)

What is Lialda (Mesalamine)? 

Lialda (Mesalamine) is prescription medication that is classified as a 5-aminosalicylic acid derivative.


What is Lialda used for? 

It is indicated for the treatment of mild-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis in those weighing 24 kg and up and the treatment of mild-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis in adults.

How does it work?

Mesalamine is theorized to inhibit cyclooxygenase and prostaglandin synthesis in the colon which helps with lowering inflammation. 


How do I take Lialda (Mesalamine)?

Take Lialda (Mesalamine) tablet(s) whole by mouth with a meal. Do not crush, cut, or chew the tablet.

What dosages are available?

Lialda (Mesalamine) comes as a brand (1.2 g) and generic (800 mg, 1.2 g) tablets.

What is the recommended dosage?

The typical dosage is 2.4 g once daily but take as directed by your doctor.

What is the maximum dosage?

The maximum recommended dosage is 2.4 g/day.

What if I miss a dose?

Take the medication as soon as possible if you have missed a dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return back to your regular schedule. Never double the doses.

Warnings & Precautions

What should you know before you take Lialda (Mesalamine)?

Caution in patients predisposed to pericarditis and myocarditis.

Mesalamine-induced hypersensitivity reactions have been reported.

Intolerance syndrome (bloody diarrhea, ramping, abdominal pain) may occur with Lialda (Mesalamine) use.

Caution in patients with pre-existing skin conditions as severe photosensitivity reactions have been reported with use.

A renal evaluation should be done prior to starting Lialda (Mesalamine).

Patients with a hypersensitivity to sulfasalazine can react to Lialda (Mesalamine).

Side Effects

What are the side effects of Lialda (Mesalamine)?

Some common side effects include:

  • Abdominal pain, constipation, eructation
  • Headache
  • nasopharyngitis

Speak to your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Lialda (Mesalamine).


Does this medication interact with other drugs, foods, or alcohol?

Antacids can decrease the therapeutic effect of Mesalamine (Risk Category D).

Avoid administration of salicylates for at least 6 weeks after a varicella-virus containing vaccine has been administered (Risk Category D).

This is not a full list of potential drug-drug-interactions. Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns about drug-drug-interactions. 


How should this medication be stored?

Your medication should be stored between 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). Excursions are permitted to be stored at 30°C (86°F). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Take your Mesalamine tablet whole with food. Do not crush, cut, or chew the tablets.
  • Avoid taking antacids with Mesalamine as it can decrease the therapeutic effect.
  • If you develop any hypersensitivity reactions, stop the medication and seek medical help.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.


Lialda Coupon
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Lialda FAQ

Are Lialda (Mesalamine) and mesalamine the same?

Yes, Lialda (Mesalamine) is the brand version of mesalamine.

Is Lialda (Mesalamine) a biologic?

No. It is a 5-aminosalicylic acid derivative.

What class of drug is Lialda (Mesalamine)?

Mesalamine is a 5-aminosalicylic acid derivative.

Is Lialda (Mesalamine) a corticosteroid?

No. Mesalamine is a 5-aminosalicylic acid derivative.

Does Lialda (Mesalamine) suppress the immune system?


The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.