The goal of medical treatment is to reduce the inflammation that triggers your signs and symptoms. Ulcerative Proctitis treatment typically involves either drug therapy or surgery
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What’s the problem?
Doctors use several categories of drugs that control ulcerative proctitis-induced inflammation in a number of ways. Unfortunately, drugs that work well for some people may not work for others. Additionally, because some drugs have serious side effects, you’ll need to weigh the benefits and risks of any treatment.
Anti-inflammatory drugs are often the first step in the treatment of ulcerative proctitis. They include Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), Mesalamine (Asacol, Rowasa, others), balsalazide (Colazal), olsalazine (Dipentum), and Corticosteroids. Anti-inflammatories may also be used in conjunction with other medications as a means to induce remission.
Immune system suppressors target your immune system rather than treating the inflammation itself. Because immune suppressors can be effective in treating ulcerative proctitis, scientists theorize that damage to digestive tissues is caused by your body’s immune response to an invading virus or bacterium, or even to your own tissue. By suppressing this response, inflammation is reduced. Immunosuppressant drugs include Azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran), mercaptopurine (Purinethol), Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), & Infliximab (Remicade).
In addition to controlling inflammation, some medications may help relieve your signs and symptoms. Depending on the severity of your ulcerative proctitis, your doctor may recommend antibiotics, anti-diarrheals, pain relievers, or iron supplements.
If drug therapy or other treatments don’t relieve your signs and symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery. Surgery can often eliminate ulcerative proctitis, but it usually means removing your entire colon and rectum. Between 25 and 40 percent of individuals with ulcerative proctitis eventually need surgery.
Do I have an Ulcerative Proctitis Lawsuit?
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