Targeted treatments for UC explained.
If you have moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC), your doctor may have mentioned potential treatment options such as targeted oral small molecules or biologics. Here’s an overview of how these treatments work and how they differ from each other. Discuss them with your doctor to learn more about the risks and benefits of these medications to see if they may be an appropriate treatment option for you. Let’s dive in.
You may already know that your immune system uses cells to protect you from viruses, bacteria, and other harmful things. To create and recruit these cells, your immune system uses proteins. In the case of ulcerative colitis, these proteins play a part in creating the inflammation that causes your symptoms.