Anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed always if a colitis is diagnosed. They help in suppressing inflammatory processes, due to the creation of an obstacle to the mobilization or transformation of arachidonic acid.
There are several types of anti-inflammatory drugs that are prescribed for colitis. Such drugs can weaken the processes of inflammation in colitis, and have a different chemical structure. The most active are the adrenal cortex and their synthetic-type substitutes, which simultaneously have an anti-allergic effect. They are called glucocorticoids. The use of these anti-inflammatory drugs in colitis necessarily requires the appointment of a doctor, since more serious consequences are possible.
Astringent agents have a moderate anti-inflammatory effect, they are used for lesions of the intestinal mucosa. Thanks to the formation of a protective film together with protein substances, they can protect the mucous and affected surfaces from the occurrence of irritation, as well as prevent the further development of inflammation.
In case of colitis, especially in children, enveloping anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed, for example, medicines containing flaxseed. They can also protect the mucosa from irritation.
When colitis the patient is thoroughly examined, after which he is given a list of medicines. Thus, Ibuprofen may act as an anti-inflammatory drug. It is produced not only in tablets, but also in the form of syrup. The maximum adult dose is 1200 - 1800 mg per day.
Indomethacin is available in dragees or tablets, injection solutions, gels and ointments. In case of colitis, injectable solutions or tablets are prescribed. The maximum daily dose is 200 mg.
Often, a doctor in colitis is prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs in the form of rectal suppositories, which are used only daily.
Clofezone is an equimolecular compound of clofexamide and phenylbutazone, available in capsules and in the form of candles. The appointment for use in colitis is from 200 to 400 mg 3 times a day. It should be noted that the drug is forbidden to combine with another kind of pyrazolone derivatives.