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What are types of steroids to take for Crohn's disease?

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There are a few different types. Some you take by mouth, and others you get through an IV.

Steroid drugs you take by mouth include:

Budesonide lowers inflammation only in the intestine when you take it as a capsule or a tablet. Because it's more targeted, it may cause fewer side effects than other steroids.

If your Crohn's disease is severe, or it's in many parts of your intestines, you may need a higher dose through an IV.

  • Budesonide (Entocort)
  • Prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos)

From: Drugs That Calm Crohn's Inflammation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease," "Types of Medications," "Crohn's Disease Medication Options," "Corticosteroids," "Aminosalicylates."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Sulfasalazine and the 5-aminosalicylates."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on October 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Crohn's Disease," "Types of Medications," "Crohn's Disease Medication Options," "Corticosteroids," "Aminosalicylates."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Sulfasalazine and the 5-aminosalicylates."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on October 10, 2018

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