Is it only used for acute flares or a type of maintenance? Anyone know?
It's for mild to moderate flare-ups.
The jury is still out in regards to maintenance of remission because steroids have never proven useful for maintaining remission before, and also the worry about
adrenal suppression and other side effects (bone loss, etc).
I'm thinking uceris may work well with mesalamine (tabs and enemas) to have a combined effect that is better than either alone.
Just my gut feeling, but I think it will have limited usefulness in severe flares, except perhaps to help get off prednisone. Time will tell.