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What are some medications that treat Crohn's disease?

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Medications are generally the first step in treating Crohn's disease. A partial list of these drugs includes:

For people with nutrition problems, supplements are often prescribed.

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-diarrheals
  • Immune-suppressors 
    • Corticosteroids
    • Immunomodulators  -  azathioprine (Imuran), 6-MP
    • Biologic Medications -  infliximab (Remicade), adulimumab

From: Surgery for Crohn’s Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation: "Surgery for Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on February 14, 2019

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation: "Surgery for Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on February 14, 2019

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