Cure Research for Ulcerative colitis
Research list: The list of research areas and treatments under analysis mentioned in various sources for Ulcerative colitis includes:
Researchers are always looking for new treatments for ulcerative colitis. Several drugs are being tested to see whether they might be useful in treating the disease:
- Budesonide. A corticosteroid called budesonide may be nearly
as effective as prednisone in treating mild ulcerative colitis, and it
has fewer side effects.
- Cyclosporine. Cyclosporine, a drug that suppresses the immune
system, may be a promising treatment for people who do not respond to
5-ASA preparations or corticosteroids.
- Nicotine. In an early study, symptoms improved in some
patients who were given nicotine through a patch or an enema. (Using
nicotine as treatment is still experimental--the findings do not mean
that people should go out and buy nicotine patches or start smoking.)
- Heparin. Researchers overseas are examining whether the anticoagulant heparin can help control colitis by preventing blood clots.
1. excerpt from Ulcerative Colitis: NIDDK
Last revision: June 23, 2003
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