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

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
72
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (70) Diarrhea (3)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Panafcortelone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (22)
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Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (21)
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (19)
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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)

(Canasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (14)
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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
11
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Colazal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (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
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Diarrhea 28 more
Total evaluations
38
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (70) Diarrhea (3)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Panafcortelone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Insomnia Constipation 9 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (22)
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Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Acne Anxious mood 17 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (21)
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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)
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Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Muscle and joint pain 22 more
Total evaluations
11
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
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (17) Diarrhea (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Canasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal cramps
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (14)
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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 (11)
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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 (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Colazal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ulcerative colitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Ulcerative colitis (8)
  • 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 34
20s 204
30s 368
40s 412
50s 372
60s 225
70+ 66
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 197
20-29 years 222
30-39 years 171
40-49 years 112
50-59 years 45
60-69 years 11
70+ years 6

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 886
Not Diagnosed 25

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