Corticosteroids (such as budesonide or prednisone). These may be given for a few weeks or months to control swelling. These steroid medicines usually stop symptoms and put the disease in remission. But they are not used as long-term treatment to keep symptoms from coming back.
Biologics (such as infliximab or adalimumab). Your doctor may have you try these medicines if other medicines for Crohn's disease haven't worked for you. In some cases, biologics are tried before some of the other medicines listed above. They are also used to treat fistulas.
Cyclosporine and intravenous (IV) corticosteroids, which may be needed for severe cases.
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November 14, 2014
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