Ulcerative colitis is treated with three classes of medications: first class is anti-inflammatory mesalamine (lialda, asacol, apriso), second class is immunomodulators (Imuran or 6mp), and third class is biologics (remicade, humira, etc).
Yeah, Imuran is a pill that slightly suppresses your immune system.
Moderator Ulcerative Colitis
John, 38, in a minor flare, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/8wks; 50mgs 6MP, 4.8g Lialda, 20mgs predSpouses say the funniest things: I was so busy this morning that I didn't have time to take a poop, I tried mid-afternoon but couldn't as I'd missed my daily pooprtunity. I had gone 3X with urgency