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Medicine For Colitis
Messlamines: This is still the most commonly prescribed and safest long-term medication to be used to treat uc. Important to be compliant and remain on them. There are several brands - ask your doctor to see which one is best for you. ...Read more
Can you develop a rash after lon new medicine. My son had rash on back and he was put on balsalazide desodium 5 days ago and medicine works on colitis?
A rash can be a sign: Of a reaction to a medication. You should call the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more
Lots: Steroids (oral, iv, rectal); sulfasalazine (azulfidine) Mesalamine in various forms (oral, -lialda, asacol, pentasa, apriso, generic; rowasa, (mesalamine) canasa-rectal suppositories or enemas); immunomodulators: 6 mercaptopurine, azathioprine (oral); biologics: infliximab, cyclosporine-iv); antibiotics; probiotics (e.g. Vsl3); surgery. ...Read more
I have ulcerativ colitis and I used many drugs but all failed with me-then my dr told me to use corticosteroids- what is the curing percentage of cort?
But not very well: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic auto-immune disease. As time passes the chronic inflammation not uncommonly leads to colon cancer. It is manageable, but chronic surveillance and medical management is needed. I would not recommend abandoning current evidence based medical and surgical management. Optimal lifestyle and diet can help, of course. Good luck. ...Read more
Severity: Most of the time not but if mild may be able to treat with probiotics but would not take a chance. Seek help. It can be serious as in life threatening. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more
Take after meal:
This med should be taken after your meal. Don't take it before as it can cause nausea and stomach upset etc...Also, you may need to take a smaller dose for a few days until your body gets adjusted to it.
You may also ask your doc for an extended-release formulation which may reduce the incidence and severity of side effects.
If these fail, you may need other meds/options.
Good luck. ...Read more
Can this medicine Mesalamine normally used to treat ulcarative colitis be helpful for diabetes. Read on net soemwhere. Thanks?
Advised to use remicade (infliximab) for my leftsided colitis. Afraid of drug’s side effects. Do benefits outweigh risks like serious infection & lymphoma?
Case by case see MD: Effective drug. Depends on severity of disease, response to other meds, etc. See your doc. ...Read more
The best way to improve colitis is by stopping foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs) and milk protein.
Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic, vitD3 10k IU/day. It takes 1-4 mo to see an improvement. The Paleo Solution by R Wolfe is helpful ...Read more
Is there any chance that the E.histolytica that cause ulcerative colitis to return after taking antiamoebic drug? Could the fsat food be a cuse of it?
Let's clarify: Entamoeba histolytica doesn't cause ulcerative colitis but it can mimic it. It can return whenever you're re-exposed or if the Rx didn't kill all the organisms. "Fast food" isn't the cause of ulcerative colitis. You need to find out what you've got -- especially if it's true ulcerative colitis, being a well-educated patient is key to getting a good outcome. ...Read more
Has leftsided ulcerative colitis. Feel discomfort / irritation inside rectum for few hours after waking up. How to get quick relief? Any medicine?
My dad has had ulcerative colitis for past 10 yrs and is on semi solid diet, uses medicine and enemea regularly. Is there a permanent cure for it?
Yes: Most cases of ulcerative colitis can be managed medically. When appropriate medical management fails, or when there are complications of the disease (or the medical treatment), laparoscopic surgical removal of the colon and the rectum with preservation of the anus and creation of a new rectum (ileal pouch-anal anastomosis) is curative and the current gold standard of surgical treatment. ...Read more
Medication prescribed to me for ulcerative colitis was salofalk. Are you familiar with this drug and how long can a patient take it and side effects?
Colitis: I see where you are going but I don't think so. Ask your GI specialist what he thinks. ...Read more
My PCP says I might have colitis. Balsalazide didn’t work and prednisone worked but caused weight gain. Is there a drug that doesn’t cause weight gain?
Suffering from colitis and stomach pain and stomach burning. Plz give me natural treatment. I don't want alopathic medicine. Plz help me?
Need a diagnosis.: You have some symptoms but it is not clear what your diagnosis might be. The treatment should really be focussed on the diagnosis. Tums (calcium carbonate) or other antacids an be used to control stomach acidity which might be a cause of your burning sensation, but I would urge you to get a precise and accurate diagnosis if things don't get better soon. ...Read more
See an optho ASAP:
You need to get your eyes checked out by a ophthalmologist. You may have uveitis, which is seen with uc and crohn's. The doctor will need to do a slit lamp exam. This is urgent though.
The joint pain could be related to uc or not. Ibuprofen can be helpful but best to start with your GI specialist with this one. ...Read more
Extraintestinal: There are many extra intestinal manifestation of ulcerative colitis including the eye and the joints. This can include arthritis and arthralgia. Eye findings can include uveitis. Referral to a rheumatologist and ophthalmologist can be helpful. If the colitis is out of control or poorly controlled, extra intestinal manifestations can occur. ...Read more
Tummy Ache: Focal colitis is a general term for inflammation of a particular area of colon. Usually this is caused by food-borne illness or inflammatory bowel disease (like crohn's disease). Very rarely serious pathology like mesenteric ischemia can show a focal colitis but you would be extremely ill. Typically a colitis will resolve on its own, but can occasionally need antibiotics. ...Read more
Need more info: Without knowing more about the type of colitis you have been diagnosed with, it's difficult to better guide you. If you can be more specific about what type of colitis you have we can better guide you. Know that some forms of colitis can't be cured but rather controlled in the long run. ...Read more
Ulcerative colitis is inflammation of large intestine. It is an autoimmune condition, usually triggered by unhealthy lifestyle in genetically susceptible people.
Avoiding grains, lentils, milk products, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes help heal the intestine by reducing inflammation. Probonox probitic, vit D3, eating meats, veggies help.
For more info, check this: http://www. Cdc. Gov/ibd/index. Htm ...Read more