Ulcerative colitis

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What is ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that results in chronic inflammation and ulceration in the lining of the large intestine (colon). It often results in symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramps, and loose discharges of pus, blood, and mucus in the stool.

Common symptoms reported by people with ulcerative colitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with ulcerative colitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
68
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (66) Diarrhea (3)
4 more
Treatment name(s)

(Panafcortelone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (14) Diarrhea (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Canasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Entyvio)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (9)

Data from patients with ulcerative colitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ulcerative colitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for ulcerative colitis (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Diarrhea 28 more
Total evaluations
40
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (66) Diarrhea (3)
4 more
Treatment name(s)

(Panafcortelone)
Perceived effectiveness
for ulcerative colitis (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Fatigue 9 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for ulcerative colitis (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Achilles tendonosis Acne breakout 13 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for ulcerative colitis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
acne Arthritis pain 15 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for ulcerative colitis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Muscle and joint pain 21 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for ulcerative colitis (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty sleeping through night Hunger 23 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (14) Diarrhea (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Canasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for ulcerative colitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal cramps
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for ulcerative colitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Blood in stool Dark urine 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for ulcerative colitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Breathing difficulty Decreased appetite 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Entyvio)
Perceived effectiveness
for ulcerative colitis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Joint pain Nausea 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
ulcerative colitis (9)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ulcerative colitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ulcerative colitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 33
20s 203
30s 372
40s 426
50s 390
60s 232
70+ 74
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 200
20-29 years 225
30-39 years 177
40-49 years 114
50-59 years 47
60-69 years 13
70+ years 6

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 903
Not Diagnosed 26

These charts show data from ulcerative colitis patients who have completed their condition history
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