Celiac Disease - Medications

Medicine is only needed if you or your child becomes seriously ill with celiac disease or if complications develop. Some complications, such as delayed growth, can't be treated with medicine.

Your doctor may recommend taking a vitamin supplement to make sure you get enough vitamins and minerals.

If other possible illnesses have been ruled out, steroids or other medicines that change the immune system response may be used to treat refractory sprue that doesn't respond to a gluten-free diet.

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