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Treatments for Ulcerative Colitis

The type of treatment you might receive for ulcerative colitis depends on the severity of the symptoms, the location of the inflammation and how much of the bowel is affected. Once a diagnosis has been made, treatme...

Rectal Therapy In Ulcerative Colitis: An Option That Shouldn’t be Overlooked

If you cringe at the thought of using a rectal therapy in your ulcerative colitis treatment plan, you’re not alone. Most people consider them to be strange and icky, uncomfortable and unfamiliar and in many cases ju...

Imuran (Azathioprine) and 6-MP (6-Mercaptopurine)

What is it? 6-MP (6-Mercaptopurine) and Imuran (Azathioprine) are under the class of medications called immunosuppressants. They work by suppressing a part of the immune system that is overacting and responsible for ...

Humira (Adalimumab)

What is it? Humira is a protein that partially inhibits the activity of the immune system by blocking the inflammatory molecules causing inflammation. By blocking its activity, inflammation is reduced allowing your b...

Simponi (Golimumab)

What is it? Simponi is a protein that partially inhibits the activity of the immune system by blocking the inflammatory molecules causing inflammation. By blocking its activity, inflammation is reduced allowing your ...

Remicade (Infliximab)

What is it? Remicade (Infliximab) is a protein that partially inhibits the activity of the immune system by blocking the inflammatory molecules causing inflammation. By blocking its activity, inflammation is reduced....

Sulfasalazine

What is it? Sulfasalazine is under a class of medications called 5-aminosalicylates (5-ASA). It works as an anti-inflammatory by limiting the production of certain chemical products that are toxic to cells in the GI ...

Prednisone

What is it? Prednisone is under a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works by suppressing the immune system which results in a decrease in the inflammatory reaction within the GI tract. Why do I need th...

Ulcerative Colitis Guidelines

When treating their patients, physicians want to use the best tests and the most effective treatments available. This often means making choices from many possible alternatives, including new medical products that are...

What New Therapies for Crohn's and Colitis Can We Expect?

Recent advances in our understanding of how both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis develop, have led to research that explores new avenues for treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). While none of the therap...