Ulcerative colitis treatment options

SAACS

  • Steroids – oral prednisolone or IV hydrocortisone if severe
  • 5-Aminosalicyclic acid (5-ASA) e.g. mesalazine, sulfasalazine
  • Azathioprine (immunosuppressant)
  • Cyclosporin (immunosuppressant)
  • Surgery if perforation, cancer or poor response to medical therapy
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