CROHN'S AND COLITIS
MEDICINE TOOL

Use this tool to understand more about potential treatment options that suit your needs.

CROHN'S AND COLITIS
MEDICINE TOOL

Use this tool to understand more about potential treatment options that suit your needs.

This tool is designed to help you:   

  • Understand the differences between types of medicines
  • Explore different treatment options based on your personal preferences
  • Feel empowered to discuss medicine options with your IBD team

This tool only provides information on medicines for people aged 18 and over with Crohn’s or Colitis. This tool is not suitable for people with Microscopic Colitis or Indeterminate IBD.

BEFORE YOU PROCEED
TO THE MEDICINE TOOL

This tool only provides information on medicines for people aged 18 and over with Crohn’s or Colitis — it does not include information about surgery. This tool is designed to be used by patients, it is not intended to be used by prescribers.

This tool is not suitable for those with Indeterminate IBD (also known as IBD unclassified, or IBDU) and Microscopic Colitis. For more information about medicines available for indeterminate IBD and microscopic colitis, speak to your IBD team.

IBD specialists helped create this tool, but it is not designed to replace any advice given by your IBD team. The aim of this tool is to support your conversations with your IBD team. It will help you talk to your IBD team about what matters most to you.  

There are many factors that you and your IBD team will think about before deciding on the right treatment option for you. Not all of these factors are included in this tool. Always discuss new treatment options and any changes to your current treatment with your IBD team. 

Some of the medicines in this tool may not be suitable for people who have a history of other conditions. This includes people who have a history of certain types of cancers or multiple sclerosis (MS). Always tell your IBD team about other conditions, before starting a new medicine.

This tool contains medicines, licenced in the UK, for the treatment of Crohn’s and Colitis. The medicines included were agreed based on feedback from healthcare professionals and people living with Crohn’s and Colitis. The tool does not include all licenced medicines. Also, some medicines may not be offered in certain locations due to licensing or local access. For information on specific medicines and other medicines that may be suitable for you, please speak to your IBD team.

Helpline service

Helpline
Service

We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

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If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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