Microscopic colitis (lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis) is a disease of inflammation of the colon. Microscopic colitis is only visible when the colon's lining is examined under a microscope. The cause of microscopic colitis is not known. Symptoms of microscopic colitis are chronic watery diarrhea and abdominal pain or cramps. Microscopic colitis is diagnosed through biopsies of several areas of the colon. There is no standardized treatment for microscopic colitis; however, eliminating NSAIDs, and treatment medications such as Imodium, Lomotil, Petpo-Bismol, Entocort EC, and mesalamine (Asacol) have been helpful in some individuals. Read more: Microscopic Colitis (Lymphocytic Colitis and Collagenous Colitis) Article
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Medications & Supplements
- Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
- prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) Corticosteroid
- Corticosteroids (Systemic, Oral and Injectable)
- dicyclomine, Bentyl
- diphenoxylate and atropine (Lomotil)
- polyethylene glycol 3350 (Miralax, Glycolax)
- mesalamine (Pentasa, Rowasa, SfRowasa, Lialda, Canasa, Apriso, Delzicol)
- loperamide (Imodium)
- prednisolone (Orapred, Pediapred)
- atropine (Atreza)
- bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol, Kaopectate)
- azathioprine (Azasan)
- budesonide (Entocort EC, Uceris)
- Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) and Electrolytes
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