Ulcerative Colitis Topic Guide

Ulcerative Colitis Ulcerative Colitis: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an acute or chronic inflammation of the membranes that line the colon. Symptoms of UC include abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, urgency for a bowel movement, fever, fatigue, and lack of appetite. Treatment for UC include medication and lifestyle changes. On occasion, surgery may be a necessary treatment for ulcerative colitis.

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Ulcerative Colitis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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balsalazide Balsalazide

Balsalazide affects a substance in the body that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and 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 »

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

dexamethasone (injection) Dexamethasone (injection)

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

dexamethasone (oral) Dexamethasone (oral)

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

atropine Atropine

Atropine produces many effects in the body such as reducing muscle spasms and fluid secretions...learn more »

prednisolone Prednisolone

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