Ulcerative Colitis (cont.)
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Medicines usually are the main treatment for ulcerative colitis. They control or prevent inflammation in the intestines and help to:
The choice of medicine usually depends on how bad the disease is, the part of the colon affected, and any complications you may have.
If you're pregnant or breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor about which medicines might be okay for you to use. Sometimes severe ulcerative colitis can harm your baby more than the medicines you take to keep it under control. Some medicines, though, should never be taken when you are pregnant. Your doctor can tell you which medicines are okay while you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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