Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

Medications for Treating Ulcerative Colitis

Medications may be prescribed to relieve the inflammation in your digestive tract, and/or to reduce your body's immune response.
Not everyone responds to medicines in the same way, so your healthcare provider may have to try several medicines before finding one that controls the disease and minimizes side effects.
Medications used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis can include:
(Click Ulcerative Colitis Medication for more information on the medicines used to treat ulcerative colitis.)

Dietary Changes

There is no special diet that has been proven effective at preventing, treating, or curing ulcerative colitis. With that being said, there is still a lot of diet information that someone with ulcerative colitis should know. For example, in many people, certain foods (such as spicy foods, dairy, or alcohol) can make symptoms of ulcerative colitis worse. Identifying and avoiding these foods can improve symptoms.
People with ulcerative colitis can also be at risk of certain nutritional deficiencies and osteoporosis. To help prevent malnutrition, your healthcare provider may recommend that you take a vitamin or iron supplement. He or she may also recommend other osteoporosis prevention strategies (see Osteoporosis and Ulcerative Colitis).
(Click Ulcerative Colitis Diet to learn about dietary changes that people with ulcerative colitis should make, including a list of specific foods to watch out for.)

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