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Medications for Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance

About Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance

A therapeutic regimen to prevent repeated attacks of ulcerative colitis, a chronic, episodic, inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum.

Drugs used for Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Asacol 7.4 21 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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mesalamine 6.6 48 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Brand names:  Asacol, Lialda, Apriso, Asacol HD, Delzicol, Pentasa, Rowasa …show all

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Lialda 6.8 6 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

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sulfasalazine Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Brand names:  Azulfidine, 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

Apriso 7.5 2 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

mercaptopurine Off-label 6.6 8 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: mercaptopurine systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off-label: Yes

Asacol HD 10 2 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Delzicol 0.0 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Azulfidine Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Azulfidine EN-tabs Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

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Dipentum Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: olsalazine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Pentasa Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Remicade 4.0 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Rowasa Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

infliximab 5.7 3 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Brand names:  Remicade, Avsola, Inflectra, Ixifi, Renflexis …show all

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

olsalazine Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: olsalazine systemic

Brand name:  Dipentum

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Avsola Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Inflectra Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ixifi Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

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Renflexis Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) 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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