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Common Treatments for Ulcerative Colitis

Anti-inflammatory Medications

Though no medications would cure ulcerative colitis, many drugs would alleviate the signs and improve your quality of life. Most doctors often prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs as the first option in your treatment plan. They typically begin with corticosteroids or aminosalicylates, which are available in both anal and oral forms. However, they tend to cause a couple of side effects even when you only use them in the short term. These include osteoporosis, insomnia, night sweats, weakened immune responses, or puffy face. It is important to follow the recommended dosages and recommendations from your doctor. [2]