Ulcerative Colitis: The Value of Persistence in Therapy
This Brief reviews a potential treatment option for patients with ulcerative colitis. This chronic inflammatory disease may significantly affect a person’s health and quality of life. A once-daily oral medication, MMX mesalamine, may be beneficial to these patients by limiting pill burden and potentially increasingly the likelihood of medication compliance.
- Discussion of the incidence and prevalence of ulcerative colitis, along with its socioeconomic impact
- Overview of the available treatment modalities, with a focus on 5-aminosalicylate therapy
- Review of two pivotal trials that examined the efficacy of MMX mesalamine for patients with mild-to-moderative ulcerative colitis