Medications for Ulcerative Colitis

Medications for Ulcerative Colitis

Understand the medications to treat Ulcerative Colitis during flares and remissions.

Medications for Ulcerative Colitis

The goals of treatment in people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is to induce remission, improve quality of life, and induce mucosal healing. There is no standard treatment that works for everyone. The best medicine depends on several factors such as age, severity of condition, area of the digestive tract involved, side effects of medications, and comorbidities.

Medications used to manage ulcerative colitis

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Medications for Ulcerative Colitis

Medications used in mild to moderate ulcerative colitis to control symptoms (induce remission) and maintain phases where symptoms are under control (maintain remission)

Medications used in moderate to severe ulcerative colitis to control the symptoms (induce remission)

Medications used in moderate to severe ulcerative colitis to maintain the phases where symptoms are under control (maintain remission)

The choice of medication used varies from person to person. It depends on the specific agent used to induce remission, your and your doctor’s preferences, insurance coverage and cost.

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