Archive | Medication Reviews

Reviews of different (the most popular) ulcerative colitis medications.
The medicines that have full reviews for you to read are for:

6-MP (Mercaptopurine), Asacol (Delzicol), Azathioprine (Imuran), Canasa Rectal Suppositories, Entyvio (Vedolizumab), Humira (Adalimumab), Lialda, Low Dose Naltrexone, Methotrexate, Pentasa, Prednisone, Remicade (Infliximab), Simponi, Sulfasalazine, UCERIS
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To read the actual reviews, please click on the corresponding pages listed below, and of course you can add your own review of your experiences to the individual pages as well.

Sulfasalazine Reviews

(Reviews are listed below.)

Some background info on Sulfasalazine:

Sulfasalazine (brand name Azulfidine in the U.S., Salazopyrin and Sulazine in Europe and Hong Kong) was developed in the 1950’s specifically to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It was believed at the time that bacterial infections were the cause of rheumatoid arthritis. Sulfasalazine is a sulfa drug, a derivative of mesalazine, and is formed by combining sulfapyridine and salicylate with an azo bond…Sulfasalazine is used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. It is also indicated for use in rheumatoid arthritis and used in other types of

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Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Reviews

LDN Low dose naltrexone medicationLow Dose Naltrexone or LDN is one of the “not so common” medications that some UC’ers use to treat their disease.  If you’ve been following the iHaveUC site for some time, you may remember Stefan Steinsen’s story about his thoughts on LDN.  I myself had never even heard of LDN until Stefan brought it to my attention.  Probably like most others, not a single GI doctor told me about it back in the year after my diagnosis when I was desperate for help in managing the symptoms.

So, why are we taking the time to review LDN now?

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Azathioprine Reviews

Have you taken Azathioprine to treat your colitis?

A common brand name for this medication is “Imuran® or Azasan®”

If you’re answer is “yes”, please click the review button below and add your review of your experience. There’s alot of UC’ers who are wondering how other’s like you have done with the medication.

Here is an informational page from the National Institute of Health – azathioprine page

Copied from wikipedia:

Azathioprine (INN, /ˌæzəˈθaɪɵpriːn/, abbreviated AZA) is an immunosuppressive drug used in organ transplantation and autoimmune diseases and belongs to the chemical class of purine analogues.[1] Synthesized originally as a cancer

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Methotrexate Reviews

Have you taken methotrexate

to treat your colitis?

If you’re answer is “yes”, please click the review button below and add your review of your experience.  There’s alot of UC’ers who are wondering how other’s like you have done with the medication.

Here is an informational page from the National Institute of Health – methotrexate info page.

Copied from wikipedia:

“It is used as a treatment for some autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, sarcoidosis, Crohn’s disease (although a recent review has raised the point that it is fairly underused in Crohn’s disease,[9]) eczema

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UCERIS Reviews – A New Colitis Medication (Budesonide)

How did UCERIS work for YOU?

(also called Budesonide)

With the previous posting from Alice on this potential alternative to “prednisone”, I think its for sure time we add a new “medication review” for UCERIS.

Here is a direct quote from the UCERIS website:

“UCERIS is a different kind of treatment for ulcerative colitis. It is specifically designed to target the colon and helps eliminate the symptoms of UC, with a safety profile similar to placebo (sugar pill). UCERIS is a prescription corticosteroid medicine used to help get mild to moderate UC under control.”

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