5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a type of drug often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This type of drug is good at controlling active ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s colitis as well as keeping ulcerative colitis in remission. Topics include: what 5-ASA type drugs do, which 5-ASA you should take, continuing to take the drug, talking to your doctor, what other medication you can take, and when to expect to see improvement. The pamphlet also describes common and rare side effects.
Tips to control gas, bloating, and diarrhea are given. Good food choices after surgery are listed as well as a list of foods to stay away from for at least 4 weeks after surgery.
Ulcerative proctitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the general name for diseases that cause inflammation (swelling and irritation) in the intestines (“gut”). It includes ulcerative proctitis, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. How this condition is diagnosed as well as the symptoms and treatments are reviewed.
Vedolizumab (Entyvio®) is given to manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease. This pamphlet gives you information about vedolizumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use it. Topics include: a brief description of the medicine, who can take it, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, cost, precautions, and side effects. A list of symptoms to watch out for is listed. Other important things to know when und…