Treatment for Crohn’s and Colitis depends on how severe your symptoms are, and how much of your gut is affected. 

Our information covers some of the most commonly used medicines used to treat Crohn's and Colitis.

We have separate information about surgery. We also have information about talking therapies for the mental health effects of Crohn's and Colitis, and information on food.

Medicine Tool

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

All information about Crohn's and Colitis

Visit all our information to find out more about Crohn's and Colitis, including symptoms, surgery and practical tips for living with Crohn's and Colitis.

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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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