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Uc Ulcerative Colitis Can I Take Zyrtec
Zyrtec (cetirizine) with UC: Thanks for asking--its always a good idea when you have a systemic disease to check with doctor before taking a new drug. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine. Per pdr, referrable to the GI tract, when taking zyrtec (cetirizine) 5% get dry mouth, 5.6% get abdominal pain, 2-3% get diarrhea, 2-3% get nausea &/or vomiting, less than 2% get constipation, flatulence, rectal hemorrhage, % mouth ulcers. Sounds safe enough w/uc. ...Read more
An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce ...Read more
I'm not taking zyrtec (cetirizine) for my ulcerative colitis. Will zyrtec (cetirizine) upset my colitis. I take the zyrtec (cetirizine) for my allergies.?
I have ulcerative colitis, can I take two senokot max strengths as I have a field trip tomorrow and my uc is very unpredictable?
How long does azapress take to work for ulcerative colitis? I've taken 50mg for a month n 75 for anoda month. On my 3rd month nw still on 75mg.
Can wait a bit: Azapress is known as azathioprine - it is an immunosuppressive drug that is used in many conditions including uc. This agent has a delayed onset of action and at 6 months of therapy was shown to have approximately a 75% remission rate in uc. In many cases, patients given aza have failed steroids or are steroid dependent. It is more appropriate for maintenance of remission rather than treatment. ...Read more
I take 4.8 g of lialda for my ulcerative colitis. There is a possibility I took one extra 1.2 g pill today. Is this something to be concerned about?
Unlikely: As one extra pill is not likely to lead to any concerning symptoms. This isnt' anywhere near toxicity levels. But if it's something you are concerned about, always feel comfortable review this with your gastroenterologist. Best of luck ...Read more
Why would you?: Large double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials have shown echinacea to be ineffective. ...Read more
Dx ulcerative colitis and coming down with a cold. Can I take alka seltzer plus or should I avoid it?
I'd avoid it myself:
Ask a doctor or pharmacist for alternative suggestions. It is not recommended: http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/features/tip-sheet-ulcers-pain-relievers
tolerating cold symptoms can be a challenge, but you might discover things that will work without making your condition worse. Good luck. ...Read more
Have ulcerative colitis from 8 years. Not much improvement from medication. Is it good to take aloevera gel to control the symptoms?
Yes: Yes, if it helps you and make you feel better, sorry you are suffering for 8 years from this terrible disease, make sure go go for regular colonoscopy examination, incidence of malignancy increases with time, some intractable cases even may need a total colectomy, follow your doctor (s) advise. ...Read more
Depends: Ulcerative colitis comes with different severity. If your family doctor is comfortable with your progress and you are minimally affected, that can work out. But if you have daily symptoms and need for going to the bathroom, or lots of blood in your stool, or you feel sick all the time, you may need a referral to a GI specialist with special training in treatment of uc. ...Read more
Interested to know if people with ulcerative colitis have to take immunosuppressants and enema for the rest of their lives?
U/c: Yes, this is an autoimmune issue. That why you have to take medication for life ...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
Probably not yet: You really need to discuss this with your gi. If it was me, I would start treatment for tuberculosis first and use a uc medication that does not suppress the immune system for a month. Only then would I consider Prednisone or anything that suppresses the immune system. ...Read more
Yes: Calcium supplements often thicken the stool, so may be beneficial during a flare. Not sure that albumen will even make it through the GI tract to the colon, so probably not helpful, but not harmful either. Backing down to a low residue diet, with low fats also may help decrease movements and irritation. ...Read more
Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea? How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?
Symptoms sound more like irritable bowel syndrome, functional disorder of colon. Symptoms:abdominal pain or cramping,
bloated feeling, gas (flatulence),
diarrhea or constipation, sometimes even alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. 60% of persons with ibs also suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome, cause of body pain. As many as 70% of fms patients have reported experiencing symptoms of ibs. ...Read more
I lost all hair on scalp & body, doctors claim that this happened due to medications for ulcerative colitis. How long will it take them to grow back?
When u stop the med: Likely you are taking a medication called azathioprine, which is used in some cases as an immunosuppressant. One of the side effects is hair loss, or alopecia. If this is the case, you may ask your GI doctor to try to reduce the dose or find another drug. Once this happens, you should see hair growth in a few months. ...Read more
My lialda ran out and I am getting worse ulcerative colitis at 20mg prednisone a day. My lialda will come in a couple days. Should I take 40 mg pred?
Call doctor: Call your doctor in the morning. Let him or her know you are out of lialda. This is a once a day medicine. Try to not run out in the future by having a week or two ahead at all times. But you are not alone. Many patients run out of medicines and this is called compliance. Work with your doctor to get the best schedule rather than taking extra of what you do have. ...Read more
I have been in remision from ulcerative colitis. If I want to take a nsaid aka motrin is it okay or will this cause a flare up? Which nsaids are safe?
Likely flare: Nsaid's are well know to flare uc. Check with your GI doctor. Some people can get away with limited amounts occasionally. ...Read more
I have ulcerative colitis. Is it safe for me to take 25mg iron 3 times/week to remedy anemia? I've heard it could worsen my uc & raise my cancer risk.
Yes & No: It is safe and effective specially if you are significantly anemic. However it may be necessary to give IV iron in some cases. ...Read more
I'm a diabetic and I have ulcerative colitis, I have a tooth ache, is there anything I can take for it.?
See your dentist: A toothache could indicate a tooth infection. You should see a dentist. ...Read more
I am 46years old. I have ulcerative colitis. My back bothers me some. I also have high cholesterol but it is not real bad Othere than that I'm in great health. What vitamins would u recommend that I take.
Vitamins not best: I'm hoping your question is not implying that your priority in dealing with these issues is in choosing the right vitamin. Having regular tests to screen for colon cancer, walking/strengthening your back & eating healthfully are your most important approaches. That said, a good multiple vitamin would be fine; make sure you get enough calcium/vit D & perhaps some niacin or fish oil for cholesterol. ...Read more
Addiction chance from 10-20 10mg/325 hydrocodone a month? Don't want to take left over from surgery without asking doc; but I'm afraid to ask him to prescribe it. It helps my Ulcerative colitis pains. If I took it on very bad days 9-10 days a month
In theory: You should not develop an addiction to hydrocodone by taking 10-20 a month. Due to the short half-life of the medication, tolerance to the drug will not build if you are taking less than one pill a day. That said, any use of narcotics in a 24 yo should be for short-term use only. There are other non-narcotic medications to control ulcerative colitis, saving narcotics for second-line Rx. ...Read more
Can I take mesalzamine (5 asa) for my ulcerative colitis treatment with creatine supplement for the gym together?
I have ulcerative colitis. I take omnacortil-10 (active ingredient : predinisolone) daily. My lower abdomen is swollen. What should I do?
Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.
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