Information for those with Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis Medications - Azathioprine


Azathioprine - an immunomodulator - is the drug of choice to manage Colitis when mesalazine is not enough on it's own. It needs to be well managed - as any change of dose is likely to take up to 8 weeks to take effect. For most people azathioprine has no noticeable side effects - but for a few the side effects are quite severe - and the drug has to be discontinued. Whilst on azathioprine it is important to have regular blood tests - especially towards the start of treatment.

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