Common Ulcerative Colitis Drugs

Non exhaustive list of synonyms for common names of drugs prescribed to treat UC:

Pentasa = Mesalamine, Aminosalicylate, 5-Aminosalicylic Acid, 5 ASA, Asacol
• Azathioprine = Imuran
• Prednisone = Orasone, Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten
Remicade = Infliximab

  • Mercaptopurine (also called 6-mercaptopurine, 6-MP or its brand name Purinethol) is an immunosuppressive drug. I am using this right now, instead of Imuran.

 

Links to information regarding drugs commonly prescribed to treat UC:

Remicade

• Prednisone:

• Azathioprine:

Pentasa:

 

If you would like to add some medications to this list, please add a comment with the name of the medication and synonyms used in other countries or other parts of the world.  If you would like to use Name Brand and Generic Brand names, that is great.  Sporadically, the information left as comments will be added to this main page.

Thanks To Peter NZ for starting this informational page!






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  1. Mercaptopurine (also called 6-mercaptopurine, 6-MP or its brand name Purinethol) is an immunosuppressive drug. I am using this right now, instead of Imuran.

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