Learn about Ulcerative Colitis with Martin D. Fried MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Produced by DrMDK.com
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Learn about Ulcerative Colitis Interviewer: Someone who was given the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, how do you approach the treatment of that particular condition? Interviewee: Ulcerative colitis is usually restricted to the large intestine and there are medications that you can give that are taken orally and will dissolve in the large intestine and help with the inflammation. They’re aspirin-based compounds Asacol, Pentasa and they deliver anti-inflammatory medication and that is where you would start. You may need stronger medication if the bleeding is not controlled or the degree of colitis isn’t controlled. You might need a stronger medication.