Effective medication
may help reduce symptoms.

Effective medical treatment for UC may help to accomplish an important goal: it may help control symptoms including diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain.

If you’re experiencing symptoms, work with your doctor to discuss a treatment plan that’s right for you. And be ready for unexpected symptoms away from home by carrying things like your medication, extra tissues, and a Restroom Request Card for emergency situations.

Prescription medicines that treat ulcerative colitis.

There are a number of prescription medications available for people with UC. The following are 4 categories of drugs prescribed to treat ulcerative colitis:

Other medications are occasionally used in UC.

Other medications include over-the-counter medications such as antidiarrheals, pain relievers, nutritional supplements, and prescription antibiotics are occasionally used as supplemental therapies.

The role of surgery in UC.

In some people with UC, medical therapy is not completely successful, or complications arise that suggest the possibility of surgery.

Did you know?

A goal of some UC
medications may be to
control inflammation.

By controlling inflammation,
treatment may play a role in
suppressing UC symptoms.