Pills and medicines

New Medicine Tool for people with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Try our new Medicine Tool to understand more about potential treatment options that suit your needs.

This would have been a great tool to have been able to access when I was first diagnosed…There was lots of mention of different types of medicines that I could try but it was all so confusing. The comparison tool would definitely have helped me make better decisions for me and my health.

Rebecca, living with Ulcerative Colitis

There are now more medicines available to treat Crohn’s and Colitis than ever before. We know being involved in planning treatment matters to people. But we also know this can be confusing and overwhelming. There are lots of things to consider before starting a new medicine including:

  • Whether you have Crohn’s or Colitis
  • Your age
  • Whether you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy
  • How, where, or how often a medicine is taken

Only 50% of newly diagnosed patients said they had been given enough information to understand treatment options available and make an informed choice.  So, together with healthcare professionals and people living with Crohn’s or Colitis, we have created our new Medicine Tool.

The interactive 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

Try the Medicine Tool

Use the Medicine Tool to understand more about potential treatment options that suit your needs.


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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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