Your doctor may prescribe:
Steroids to ease inflammation. You'll take them for as short a time as possible, since they can have serious side effects.
Other drugs that fight inflammation. Your doctor may call them 5-ASAs.
Antibiotics to prevent or treat infections or fistulas, which are breaks in your intestinal wall. Two of the most commonly used antibiotics for Crohn's disease are ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and metronidazole (Flagyl).