Colitis Topic Guide

Colitis Colitis : Colitis refers to inflammation of the colon that can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea. Learn about common causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention, types, and diet.

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hyoscyamine Hyoscyamine

Hyoscyamine is used to treat many different stomach and intestinal disorders, including peptic ulcer and irritable bowel syndrome. It is also used to contro...learn more »

sulfasalazine Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine is used to treat ulcerative colitis (UC), and to decrease the frequency of UC attacks. Sulfasalazine will not cure ulcerative colitis, ...learn more »

prednisone Prednisone

Prednisone is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body, and also suppresses your immune system...learn more »

hydrocortisone rectal (foam, enema) Hydrocortisone Rectal (foam, Enema)

Hydrocortisone rectal (foam or enema) is a steroid medicine that is used with other medicines to treat ulcerative colitis and its effects on the lower intest...learn more »

dexamethasone (injection) Dexamethasone (injection)

Dexamethasone is a steroid medicine used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus...learn more »

dexamethasone (oral) Dexamethasone (oral)

There are many brands and forms of dexamethasone available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

atropine Atropine

Atropine is used to help reduce saliva, mucus, or other secretions in your airway during a surgery...learn more »

prednisolone Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »