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Ulcerative Colitis Medications List

  • 6-MP
    • also called: Purinethol, Purixan, 6-mercaptopurine
  • Azathioprine
    • also called: Imuran or Azasan
  • Budesonide / UCeris
    • also called: UCeris, Pulmicort, Entocourt, Rhinocourt, Cortiment
  • Canasa Suppositories
    • also called: Mesalamine, 5-ASA
  • Entyvio
    • also called: Vedolizumab
  • Humira
    • also called: Adalimumab, Mabura
  • Lialda
  • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
  • Mesalazine (5-ASA)
    • also called: Apriso, Asacol, Asacol HD, Colazol, Delzicol, Pentasa
  • Methotrexate
    • also called: MTX, Amethopterin
  • Prednisone
    • also called: Prednisolone, Deltasone
  • Remicade
    • also called: Infliximab, Remsima, Inflextra
  • Simponi
    • also called: Golimumab
  • Sulfasalazine
    • also called: Azulfidine, Salazopyrin, Sulazine
  • Xeljanz
    • also called: Tofacitinib, Tofacinix, Jaquinus
  • Zeposia
    • also called: Ozanimod (which is the active substance)

As the list of medications used to treat ulcerative colitis is changing and mainly growing over time, please feel free to email me with any updates to medications (or brand/generic names) that might be used in your local area.

What is very helpful is for reviews to be submitted on the review pages listed above as well. By having real stories and patient reviews of the different medical treatment options that UC’ers are using and sharing, it becomes easier for the future generations of ulcerative colitis folks to make decisions.

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5 thoughts on “Ulcerative Colitis Medications List”

  1. My doctor has me now on cholestyramine and in just a few days my system is back to normal. Has anyone else used this and what have been your results?

  2. I was on Rinvoq since last August (2022). It worked but it dropped my white blood cell count too low and my doc has now stopped it. I never felt comfortable with the serious side effects that they claim are rare. Pretty scary. But, again, it did work.

  3. I would like to know if anyone else has any reviews of Rinvoq as well. It is one our daughter is considering switching to as she heads off to college. She was diagnosed with UC at age 2. We managed homeopathically and gluten free for several years, but in her preteen years a couple flare ups hospitalized her. She was on on Remicade for about 2 years, but one of her doctors failed to monitor her levels and she developed antibodies. She has been on Humira injections the last couple of years, but doesn’t want to do the injections away at school. She would prefer an oral medication. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Her doctor’s first choice it Rinvoq, then Zeposia or Xeljanz.

  4. My son has been on the Rinvoq for a year. Nothing else worked for him. He is doing much better on it. Hasn’t had any side effects.

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