UCERIS is a medicine used to help get active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC) under control. It's for people experiencing UC symptoms or a flare-up who are trying to reach remission, a period of time without symptoms.
UCERIS is an extended-release steroid designed specifically to treat UC. It decreases inflammation throughout the colon and is designed to target delivery of medicine throughout the full length of the colon, where the disease is located.
Because of the way UCERIS is absorbed and processed in the body, most of it does not stay in the bloodstream, and therefore it has a safety profile similar to placebo (sugar pill). UCERIS decreases the severity of inflammation in the colon, and also helps heal the lining of the colon.
UCERIS is a single pill taken once a day by mouth for up to 8 weeks.
UCERIS may weaken your immune system. Taking medicines that weaken your immune system makes you more likely to get infections. Avoid contact with people who have contagious diseases such as chicken pox or measles while taking UCERIS extended release tablets.NEXT: How UCERIS Works