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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is drug-induced colitis?

Inflammation of the large intestines. It can be caused by a wide variety of drugs, of which Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most common.

Symptoms of drug-induced colitis

  • Fever

  • Abdominal pain

  • Diarrhea

  • Taking NSAIDs - brufen, ponstan, arcoxia

  • Taking omeprazole and similar medication for gastritis or reflux

  • Blood in stool

Questions your doctor may ask to check for drug-induced colitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose drug-induced colitis

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

  • Are you currently taking any painkillers (ibuprofen, arcoxia, etc)?

  • Are you taking any medication to reduce gastric acid? (Such as omeprazole)

Treatment for drug-induced colitis

In some cases, stopping the culprit medicine is enough for recovery. In severe cases, medications such as steroids might be necessary to manage the inflammation.

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