Background info to help you:
The first stage meds are the 5ASAs - Asacol, Colazal, Pentasa, Lialda, Sulfasalazine, Rowasa, Canasa, etc.
If those don't work, prednisone or steroid enemas are usually added to the mix.
If it it found that you are prednisone dependent or cannot tolerate 5ASAs, then immunosuppressants are added to the mix. (See Judy's post above.)
If immunosuppressants don't work (don't keep you in remission), the next step is biologics such as Remicade and Humira.
If all other meds fail, it's time to consider surgery.
That should give you more background on the meds.
Good luck talking to your doctor!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status: close to remission?!?!?
10mg Pred, Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08: Next (3rd) infusion 08/12/08