Suggest treatment for ulcerative colitis

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Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: is there anything I can take for ulcerative colitus? I am taking anti diarrhea tablets (2a.m. 2.pm) and have had a colonoscopy recently. None of the perscription meds have worked.
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Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Treatment depends upon the stage.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for posting your query on HCM.
I appreciate your concern for the diarrhea due to ulcerative colitis.

Well, the treatment depends upon the stage of the disease:

For acute exacerbation or flare up: Hydrocortisone enema ( if colitis is confined up to the rectosigmoid junction) of Inj Hydrocortisone otherwise.

For maintenance therapy: Aminosalicylate drugs like Mesalamine are effective

Biological agents like Infliximab is effective in the resistant cases.

You are advised to consult a gastro enterologist for the treatment plan.

Hope the suggestions given above could be useful to you in getting the treatment for diarrhea.

Wishing you a very good health.
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