Resources to help you manage IBD
Deciding on the best way to use my ulcerative colitis medicines
Find out about medicines for ulcerative colitis, including how they are used, their benefits and what else you should consider if prescribed them. Use this tool with your gastroenterologist to help you discuss your needs and preferences before making a decision.
Thiopurines for inflammatory bowel disease
Learn about the benefits and risks of these medicines for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and complete the plan for regular checks with your health care team.
Low-dose methotrexate for Crohn’s disease
This action plan can help you discuss methotrexate with your gastroenterologist and plan the best way to take your medicine.
If you use a biological medicine to treat or keep a chronic condition under control, then you may have heard your doctor mention a group of medicines called biosimilars. Read on to learn more about these medicines.
The MedicineWise app is a free health and medicines management app. Features have been developed to support people with IBD, including a dose tracker to manage complex dosing or stepping up or stepping down of medicines. The MedicineWise app can:
- keep track of your medicines and remind you when your medicine doses and appointments are due
- store your information such as your health conditions and allergies
- allow you to share your health information with your health professionals and people who may be caring for you
- provide you with trusted, relevant and up-to-date information relating to your medicines and your health conditions
Practical support for newly diagnosed patients
Helping consumers and health professionals make safe and wise therapeutic decisions about biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) and other specialised medicines. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health through the Value in Prescribing bDMARDs Program Grant.