Why UCERIS tablets?
In clinical studies, UCERIS tablets were proven to be effective in treating the symptoms of active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC).
UC causes flare-ups or inflammation in the colon. This triggers the symptoms of UC. UCERIS tablets may reduce the level of flare-ups in the colon, which helps the lining of the colon to heal.
UCERIS tablets control UC symptoms
Getting UC symptoms under control (to remission) was the measure of success in two studies. UCERIS tablets consistently worked better than placebo (sugar pill) in both studies.
In the first study, UCERIS tablets more than doubled the rate of remission: 17.9% of patients had success with UCERIS 9 mg vs 7.4% with placebo. In the second study, UCERIS tablets more than tripled the rate of remission: 17.4% of patients had success with UCERIS 9 mg vs 4.5% with placebo.
UCERIS tablets 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 chickenpox or measles while taking UCERIS tablets.
UCERIS tablets may cause side effects
In clinical studies, there were no clinically significant differences in steroid-related side effects between UCERIS tablets and placebo.
After taking UCERIS tablets, some people may have too much corticosteroid medicine in their blood (hypercorticism). Talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms of hypercorticism, including: acne, bruising easily, rounding of your face (moon face), ankle swelling, thicker or more hair on your body and face, a fatty pad or hump between your shoulders (buffalo hump), or pink or purple stretch marks on the skin of your abdomen, thighs, breasts, and arms.
See FAQ section for more information on possible side effects with steroid use.
Most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥2%) are headache, nausea, decreased blood cortisol, upper abdominal pain, fatigue, flatulence, abdominal distension, acne, urinary tract infection, arthralgia, and constipation.
For a complete list of side effects, click here for the full Prescribing Information for UCERIS extended release tablets. Be sure to tell your doctor about any side effects that bother you or don't go away.NEXT: Taking UCERIS Tablets