Treating Ulcerative Colitis

How do you treat Ulcerative Colitis?

The goal for Ulcerative Colitis patients are to enter a stage of remission to live normally and not let the disease define their lives. Working with their gastroenterologist, patients may try a variety of options to find the one that works best for them. Some of the things a specialist may try would be: anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. 5-aminosalicylates, corticosteroids), immune system suppressors (i.e. azathiorprine, mercaptopurine, cyclosporine, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, Infliximab (Remicade), Adalimumab (Humira), Golimumab (Simponi), Vedolizumab (Entyvio)), antibiotics, anti-diarrheal medications, pain relievers, iron supplements, and sometimes surgery.