Colitis Health Topics

Featured Conditions and Diseases
Collagenous colitis is a disease characterized by chronic watery diarrhea and colon inflammation. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
A type of irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease can cause inflammation in the digestive tract. This eMedTV article explains how Crohn's disease affects the digestive system. Symptoms and progression of the disease are also discussed.
Lymphocytic colitis is a disease that affects the intestines, especially the colon. As this eMedTV Web page explains, symptoms of the condition typically include abdominal pain and watery, non-bloody diarrhea. Treatment and causes are also discussed.
Microscopic colitis is a disease that causes the colon to become inflamed. This eMedTV Web page explains the two forms of this disease, collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis, as well as symptoms and treatment options.
Often causing diarrhea and other problems, ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. This eMedTV selection offers an in-depth look at ulcerative colitis, including its symptoms, causes, treatment options, and more.
Featured Medications
Apriso is a prescription medication often used for treating ulcerative colitis. This page from the eMedTV site explains how Apriso works, describes its effects, lists some of its potential side effects, and offers dosing information for the medicine.
Asacol is a medication that has been licensed for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of Asacol, offers general dosing information for the drug, and lists side effects that may occur during treatment.
Asacol HD is a prescription medicine used for the short-term treatment of active ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of the drug, explains how it works, and offers information on when and how to take it.
Azathioprine is a drug that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and prevent kidney transplant rejection. This eMedTV page provides an overview of this prescription medication, including information on how it works and potential side effects.
Azulfidine is a prescription medicine that is commonly used for treating ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page offers a general overview of the drug, including information on how it works, its effects, possible side effects, and more.
Budesonide is licensed for the treatment of asthma, allergies, and other conditions. This eMedTV page describes how budesonide helps reduce inflammation, lists some of the available products, and explains the factors that will determine your dosage.
Canasa is a prescription medication used to reduce symptoms of ulcerative proctitis. This eMedTV page explains how to use the drug (which comes in suppository form), describes how it works, and lists precautions to be aware of before using it.
Cimzia is a medicine used for relieving the symptoms of Crohn's disease and other conditions. This eMedTV Web page describes how the drug works, explains how often it needs to be taken, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Colazal is used to help relieve symptoms of inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of the prescription drug, including information on dosing, how the drug works, its potential side effects, and more.
Delzicol, a prescription drug, is used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web selection covers numerous topics relating to this medicine, including how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
Dipentum can be used to prevent symptoms of ulcerative colitis in people for whom it is in remission. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed overview of the drug, including how it works, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Entocort EC is a type of prescription steroid that is used to treat Crohn's disease. This selection from the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of this drug, explains how and when to take it, and offers dosing information for the medicine.
Humira is a prescription drug for inflammatory conditions affecting the joints, spine, and digestive tract. This eMedTV page explains how Humira works, lists possible side effects, and describes what to tell your physician prior to taking the drug.
Infliximab is a prescribed drug for inflammatory conditions affecting the joints, skin, and digestive tract. This eMedTV resource explains how infliximab works, lists side effects, and covers what to tell your physician prior to taking the drug.
Lialda is a prescription medicine that is used for treating mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of Lialda, explains how and when to take the drug, and offers general dosing guidelines.
Mesalamine is a prescription medicine that is used for treating ulcerative colitis. This segment of the eMedTV archives further describes the uses and effects of the medication and offers links to the various forms of the drug that are available.
Natalizumab is prescribed for the treatment of Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. This page from the eMedTV Web site presents more details on this medicine, with information on specific uses, potential side effects, general safety concerns, and more.
Pentasa is a medication that can be prescribed to treat ulcerative colitis in adults. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to improve symptoms of the condition, lists possible side effects, and offers dosing information.
Rowasa is a medication used for treating ulcerative colitis affecting the rectum and last part of the colon. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to improve symptoms of ulcerative proctitis, offers general dosing information, and more.
Sulfasalazine is a prescription medication that can be used to treat ulcerative colitis. This part of the eMedTV archives offers a more in-depth look at sulfasalazine, including an explanation of how the drug works and general dosing information.
Sulfasalazine delayed-release is prescribed for treating ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV page offers an overview of the drug, including an explanation of how it works, potential side effects, and tips for those taking it.
Uceris is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page contains more details on this medication, with information on how it works, when and how to take it, and side effects that may occur.
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