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How can my UC medicine affect my nutrition?

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Some medicines you take to treat ulcerative colitis interfere with your body's ability to absorb and maintain the vitamins and minerals it needs. For instance, corticosteroids such as prednisone can get rid of your body's calcium supply. Drugs like sulfasalazine lower your level of folate, an important B vitamin.

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Diet and Nutrition."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Ulcerative Colitis."

National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease: "IBD basics."

University of Virginia Health System: "Nutrition and Ulcerative Colitis (UC)," "Nutritional Considerations in Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

Colitis UK: "Food Supplements for Ulcerative Colitis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 7, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Diet and Nutrition."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Ulcerative Colitis."

National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease: "IBD basics."

University of Virginia Health System: "Nutrition and Ulcerative Colitis (UC)," "Nutritional Considerations in Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

Colitis UK: "Food Supplements for Ulcerative Colitis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 7, 2019

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