What is the initial therapy for children with ulcerative colitis (UC)?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

The initial therapy for children with mild ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn disease (CD) is usually sulfasalazine, a 5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) drug that is given alone or in combination with topical enemas (eg, corticosteroid or mesalamine) or corticosteroid foam. [24] Adolescents may prefer the foam because of its ease of administration and the reduced sensation of rectal distention and urgency.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!