ULCERATIVE COLITIS? If you take Mesalamine for UC, but continue to struggle with your disease, learn more about this study evaluating a novel investigational UC food product.

-To pre-qualify for this study, you must be:
18 to 70 years of age and diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis
Currently taking Mesalamine
Having an Ulcerative Colitis flare (increased UC symptoms)

-All study related visits, tests, and drugs will be provided to the participants at no cost. In addition, compensation for study related time and travel may be provided. Compensation can be up to $1,460 for qualifying patients.

To find out if you qualify for this study and compensation  please call 1 866 947 6815

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symptoms

Ulcerative colitis symptoms can vary, depending on the severity of inflammation and where it occurs. Therefore, doctors often classify ulcerative colitis according to its location.
You may have the following signs and symptoms, depending on which part of the colon is inflamed:
  • Diarrhea, often with blood or pus
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Rectal pain
  • Rectal bleeding — passing small amount of blood with stool
  • Urgency to defecate
  • Inability to defecate despite urgency
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • In children, failure to grow
Most people with ulcerative colitis have mild to moderate symptoms. The course of ulcerative colitis may vary, with some people having long periods of remission.

Types

Ulcerative colitis is classified according to how much of your colon is affected. The condition can be mild and limited to the rectum (ulcerative proctitis). Or it can affect additional parts of your colon, generally with more severe symptoms. People who develop ulcerative colitis at a younger age are more likely to have severe symptoms.

When to see a doctor

See your doctor if you experience a persistent change in your bowel habits or if you have signs and symptoms such as:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in your stool
  • Ongoing diarrhea that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter medications
  • Diarrhea that awakens you from sleep
  • An unexplained fever lasting more than a day or two
Although ulcerative colitis usually isn’t fatal, it’s a serious disease that, in some cases, may cause life-threatening complications.