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How is colitis treated?

The treatment of colitis depends upon the cause.

Initial therapy, regardless of the cause is to stabilize the patient's vital signs and helping control pain, if needed. Rehydration may occur by mouth, however, for those patients who are markedly dry, who are unable to tolerate fluids by mouth, or have electrolyte abnormalities, intravenous fluids may be required.

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Comment from: bmf, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 21

My treatment for colitis has been almost continuously prescribed medicine such as Asacol and Lialda, both very expensive and not permanently effective. I have tried to stop twice and had to resume one or the other. These are brand names for mesalamine (SP); any so-called generic is not less expensive. I've wondered if the FDA has made any attempt to cause these drugs to be reduced in price.

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Comment from: Jo, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

I have had pain in my lower left leg on and off for three years. I have been taking tramadol which only stops it for as long as three to four hours, it is the worst pain I have ever experienced in 72 years. Finally I tried a homeopathic formula from professional formulas. It is a 2 fl. oz. bottle, you take 10 drops under your tongue; it's called sciatica drops. It works the best for me since I hate taking drug relief. I just use it whenever there is pain and it works immediately!

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