8. Certain Medication
One of your first responses, when you feel pain is to take pain medication, including NSAIDs, which can help reduce discomfort. While these may be effective in the short-term, taking them repeatedly may cause symptoms to worsen. That’s why ulcerative colitis patients should avoid certain medications. Generally, over the counter NSAIDs aren’t an adequate remedy for ulcerative colitis. Continuous use may also lead to liver damage, among other things. However, there is a range of other alternatives that you can discuss with your doctor or your pharmacist.