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Which steroid drugs for Crohn's disease are taken by mouth?

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Steroid drugs you take by mouth include:

Budesonide stands out from the others because, when taken by mouth as a capsule or tablet, it reduces inflammation only in the intestine and not throughout your body. Because it's more targeted, it may cause fewer side effects than other steroids.

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

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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