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Medications for Ulcerative Colitis, Active

What is Ulcerative Colitis, Active:  The acute attacks of ulcerative colitis, a chronic, episodic, inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum.

Medications to treat Ulcerative Colitis, Active

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Lialda B N 56 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Asacol B N 7 reviews
6.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
mesalamine B N 88 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Brand names:  Lialda, Asacol, Delzicol, Pentasa, Canasa, Asacol HD, Rowasa, Salofalk, Mesasal Enteric Coated, Canasa Pac

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Delzicol B N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Pentasa B N 5 reviews
6.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Canasa B N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Uceris C N 4 reviews
6.0

Generic name: budesonide systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Asacol HD B N 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
balsalazide B N 4 reviews
5.0

Generic name: balsalazide systemic

Brand name:  Colazal

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
sulfasalazine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Brand names:  Azulfidine, Sulfazine, Azulfidine EN-tabs

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
budesonide C N 4 reviews
6.0

Generic name: budesonide systemic

Brand name:  Uceris

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids, glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Colazal B N 1 review
4.0

Generic name: balsalazide systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Rowasa B N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Azulfidine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cyclosporine Off Label C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: cyclosporine systemic

Drug class: calcineurin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
hydrocortisone C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Brand names:  Proctosol-HC, Proctocort, Proctozone HC, Hemmorex-HC, Hemorrhoidal HC, Hemril-30, Hemril-HC Uniserts, Procto-Kit 1%, Procto-Kit 2.5%, Procto-Med HC, Procto-Pak 1%, ProctoCare-HC, Proctocream-HC, Proctosert HC, Proctozone-H, Rectacort-HC, Rectasol-HC

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Sulfazine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Salofalk B N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Proctosol-HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Proctocort C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Proctozone HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Hemmorex-HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Hemorrhoidal HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Hemril-30 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Hemril-HC Uniserts C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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