ZEPOSIA is a once-daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC).
Take as directed by your doctor if certain liver problems exist.
Understanding how ulcerative colitis (UC) occurs, recognizing common symptoms, and learning how to manage the condition with your healthcare provider can bring you closer to finding the help you need.
UC is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation in the lining of the colon. It is not fully known what causes UC, but people are typically diagnosed when they’re in their 30s using a combination of symptom assessment and endoscopy (ie, colonoscopy).
UC is thought to be related to an irregular immune response. In UC, the immune system responds incorrectly and recruits immune cells to the colon (large intestines and rectum). This results in ongoing (chronic) inflammation that damages the colon and causes the symptoms that people with UC may experience.
UC symptoms can range from mild to severe and can vary depending on the person. Even if you feel fine, flare-ups can be common and unpredictable. Here are some of the most common symptoms:
Answer 7 questions to create a personalized guide to help your UC healthcare provider better understand your symptoms, their impact, and ways to address them.
Symptoms (Section 1 of 3)
Treatment (Section 2 of 3)
Lifestyle (Section 3 of 3)
Once a symptom is selected, indicate how it has changed since your last visit.
Frequent bowel movements
(Select all that apply)
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Since my last appointment, I have experienced:
|Frequent bowel movements
I've experienced weight loss.
In the past year, I've had flare-ups requiring steroids twice.
“Is my current approach to UC doing as much as it could be?"
I don’t always take my medication as regularly as it has been prescribed.
I feel unsatisfied with the control of my symptoms on my current UC treatment.
“Can we discuss possible next steps for me?”
UC is currently impacting my:
My UC makes me feel: Terrible
“What can I do in the future to prevent UC from disrupting my life?”
UC is a chronic condition for which treatment is required to help patients achieve and maintain remission, with the goal of maintaining a steroid-free remission.
Strategies for management of UC should be determined by the goals of you and your UC healthcare provider. It is important to discuss your goals, as well as understand his or her goals for you.
Keep track of your symptoms and communicate with your UC healthcare provider about how you’re feeling. Regular and open communication can help to determine the best course of action in managing your UC in a way that works for you.