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What other substances may be prescribed to treat Crohn's disease?

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Other substances that may be prescribed to treat Crohn's include:

  • Antibiotics to treat bacterial infections and overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine; types of antibiotics commonly prescribed include ampicillin (Omnipen), cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones (Ciprofloxacin), metronidazole (Flagyl), sulfonamides, and tetracycline Antidiarrheal agents to stop diarrhea
  • Fluid replacements to counteract dehydration
  • Nutritional supplements to provide improperly absorbed nutrients

SOURCES:

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

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. "Crohn’s Diagnosis & Testing." "Crohn’s Disease Medication Options."

FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Uptodate.com. "Overview of the medical management of severe or refractory Crohn disease in adults."

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 19, 2017

SOURCES:

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

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. "Crohn’s Diagnosis & Testing." "Crohn’s Disease Medication Options."

FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Uptodate.com. "Overview of the medical management of severe or refractory Crohn disease in adults."

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 19, 2017

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