Medications used to help treat Ulcerative colitis. Episodic inflammatory chronic disease causing ulcerations of the mucosa in the colon. Coditions beginning in the rectum and sigmoid colon and possibly extending upwards into the entire colon. Rarely affecting the small intestine, except for the treminal ileum.
Medications include: Corticotropin and adrenal corticosteroids, sulfasalazine, mesalamine, antispasmodics and antidiarrheals, fiber supplements, immune modifiers, such as azathioprine, 6-MP and methotrexate, and antibiotics.