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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Ulcerative colitis

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

(Pentasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (72) Diarrhea (2)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Panafcortelone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (23)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (17) Diarrhea (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Canasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (13) Mucus in stool (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (11)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (8)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (42 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Diarrhea 28 more
How many evaluations
43
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (72) Diarrhea (2)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Panafcortelone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Insomnia Moon face 18 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (23)
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Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Acne Anxious mood 17 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (20)
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Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Muscle and joint pain 23 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Mood swings Difficulty sleeping through night 26 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (17) Diarrhea (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Achilles Tendonosis Drug Induced Lupus Erythematosus 8 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Canasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal cramps
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (13) Mucus in stool (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Breathing difficulty Decreased appetite 2 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dark urine Loss of appetite 2 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Decreased effectiveness over time Rebound anxiety the following morning
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (8)

Data from patients with Ulcerative colitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Mild
  • None

Who has Ulcerative colitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 32
20s 184
30s 341
40s 375
50s 335
60s 192
70+ 55

Sex

Distribution of sex

69% Female
31% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 194
20-29 years 215
30-39 years 157
40-49 years 107
50-59 years 40
60-69 years 11
70+ years 6

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 850
Not Diagnosed 25

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