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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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Asacol B N 20 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

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Lialda B N 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

mesalamine B N 35 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

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

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

sulfasalazine B N Add review
5.0

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Brand names:  Sulfazine, Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-tabs

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Apriso B N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

mercaptopurine Off Label D N 4 reviews
5.0

Generic name: mercaptopurine systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Off Label: Yes

Asacol HD B N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Delzicol B N 1 review
4.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Sulfazine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

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Azulfidine B N Add review
3.0

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

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Azulfidine EN-tabs B N Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

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Dipentum C N Add review Rate

Generic name: olsalazine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

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Pentasa B N Add review Rate

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

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Rowasa B N Add review Rate

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

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olsalazine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: olsalazine systemic

Brand name:  Dipentum

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

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Inflectra B N Add review Rate

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

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infliximab B N Add review Rate

Generic name: infliximab systemic

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

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Ixifi B N Add review Rate

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

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Remicade B N Add review Rate

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

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For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Renflexis B N Add review Rate

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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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