Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease causing inflammation of the digestive tract

Conditions

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes chronic inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine. It usually affects the lower section (sigmoid colon) and the rectum but can affect the entire colon. In general, the more of the colon that's affected, the worse the symptoms will be. Common symptoms include abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. Some people also may have a fever, loss of appetite, and may lose weight. In severe cases, people may experience diarrhea 10 to 20 times per day. The disease can also cause other problems such as joint pain, eye problems, or liver disease. Treatment for ulcerative colitis depends largely on the severity of the disease. Treatment usually includes medications and changes in diet. In severe chronic cases, surgery can be required. While it has no known cure, treatment can greatly reduce signs and symptoms of the disease and even bring about long-term remission.

Medications

ENTYVIO

ENTYVIO is a prescription medication used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases including both Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's. ENTYVIO works by blocking the actions of a certain natural substance in the body which helps to decrease swelling (inflammation) in the gut, which lessens symptoms and may slow or stop damage from these bowel disorders.

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HUMIRA

HUMIRA is a prescription medication called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker. HUMIRA is used to help patients with several autoimmune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn's, Hidradenitis Suppurativa Ulcerative Colitis, Plaque Psoriasis, and Uveitis. HUMIRA works to achieve and maintain remission of these autoimmune diseases. HUMIRA works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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SIMPONI

SIMPONI is a prescription medication called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker. SIMPONI is used to help patients with several autoimmune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, & Ulcerative Colitis. SIMPONI works to achieve and maintain remission of these autoimmune diseases. SIMPONI works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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REMICADE

REMICADE is a prescription medication called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker. REMICADE is used to help patients with several autoimmune diseases including Crohn's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Plaque Psoriasis. REMICADE works to achieve and maintain remission of these autoimmune diseases. REMICADE works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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STELARA

STELARA is a prescription medication used to treat several autoimmune diseases including Plaque Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Crohn's, and Ulcerative Colitis. STELARA works to achieve and maintain remission of these autoimmune diseases. STELARA works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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XELJANZ

XELJANZ is a prescription medicine used to treat several autoimmune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ulcerative Colitis. XELJANZ works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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