New treatment options for ulcerative proctitis and colitis

Paul Moayyedi

Paul Moayyedi, MB, is a professor of medicine, assistant dean of research, and director of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.

Are there any new drugs available for the local (rectal) treatment of ulcerative proctitis?

Specifically for ulcerative proctitis, I wouldn't say they are any new therapies, but for ulcerative colitis, yes. The Janus kinase (JAK) 2 inhibitors are relatively new on the market and oral therapy, small-molecule therapy, for ulcerative colitis can be beneficial and works in a different way from other biologic therapies for this condition.

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