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What types of steroids treat Crohn's disease?

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Steroids are also called corticosteroids. The ones most often used for Crohn’s include:

Budesonide is a newer kind of steroid that can have fewer side effects. But it’s not right for everyone. It’s used only for people with mild to moderate Crohn’s in certain parts of your bowel.

  • Prednisone (Prednicot, Rayos, Sterapred)
  • Methylprednisolone (Medrol, Methylpred-DP)
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Budesonide (Entocort EC, Pulmicort, Uceris )

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Treatment for Crohn’s Disease.”

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America: “CCFA Fact Sheet: News From the IBD Help Center: Corticosteroids,” “Corticosteroids.”

MayoClinic.org: “Crohn’s disease: Treatment and drugs,” “Prednisone and other corticosteroids.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Treatment for Crohn’s Disease.”

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America: “CCFA Fact Sheet: News From the IBD Help Center: Corticosteroids,” “Corticosteroids.”

MayoClinic.org: “Crohn’s disease: Treatment and drugs,” “Prednisone and other corticosteroids.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2018

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