Efficacy and safety of drugs for ulcerative colitis.

  title={Efficacy and safety of drugs for ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Laura Noddin Rosenberg and Mark A. Peppercorn},
  journal={Expert opinion on drug safety},
  volume={9 4},
IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the colon that carries considerable burden and morbidity for patients and presents a constant challenge in management for gastroenterologists. Continued advances in medical therapies provide a range of treatment options for patients, but with this is the need to balance the potential benefits of a particular medication with its side effect profile in both the short and the long term. AREAS COVERED IN THIS… CONTINUE READING