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.
Your healthcare provider feels that treatment with adalimumab may be helpful in managing your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet describes what adalimumab is and some important aspects of therapy with this medication. Precautions and possible side effects are listed.
This pamphlet provides information about azathioprine (Imuran®) therapy, an immunosuppressive drug. The pamphlet explains what azathioprine is, how well it works, as well as potential minor and major side-effects. The pamphlet also includes a list of what you can do to lower the chances of side-effects.
Your healthcare provider feels that treatment with infliximab may be helpful in managing your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet describes what infliximab is and some important aspects of therapy with this medication. Precautions and possible side effects are listed.
Vedolizumab (Entyvio®) is given to manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease. In this pamphlet you will find information to help you make an informed decision about whether or not use this treatment. Topics include: a brief description of the medicine, who can take it, how it works, how it is given, precautions, side effects, symptoms to watch out for, pregnancy & breastfeeding, and other important things to know when undergoing this treatment.