Is Colitis Contagious? Topic Guide

Is Colitis Contagious? Is Colitis Contagious?: There are some types of colitis that are contagious, and some that are not. Colon inflammation caused by infection by a virus or bacteria can be spread, but autoimmune conditions causing colitis are not transmissible.

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Is Colitis Contagious? Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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tofacitinib Tofacitinib

Tofacitinib is used to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis or active psoriatic arthritis in adults who have tried methotrexate or other medications...learn more »

golimumab Golimumab

Golimumab is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis in adults...learn more »

adalimumab Adalimumab

Adalimumab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation...learn more »

balsalazide Balsalazide

The Colazal brand of balsalazide is used to treat mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis in adults and children who are at least 5 years old...learn more »

infliximab Infliximab

Infliximab is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and severe or disabling plaque psoriasis in adults.

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budesonide (oral) Budesonide (oral)

Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body...learn more »

olsalazine Olsalazine

Olsalazine is used to treat ulcerative colitis...learn more »

mesalamine (rectal) Mesalamine (rectal)

Mesalamine rectal is used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis in adults...learn more »

mesalamine (oral) Mesalamine (oral)

Mesalamine is used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Mesalamine is also used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from recurring...learn more »

loperamide (oral) Loperamide (oral)

Loperamide is used to treat diarrhea...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 »

methylprednisolone (injection) Methylprednisolone (injection)

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

methylprednisolone Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...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 »

hydrocortisone (oral) Hydrocortisone (oral)

Hydrocortisone is a steroid medicine that is used in the treatment of many different conditions, including allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative co...learn more »

azathioprine Azathioprine

Azathioprine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »

ampicillin (injection) Ampicillin (injection)

Ampicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

ampicillin Ampicillin

Ampicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent many different types of infections such as bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, m...learn more »