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Is taken imuran (azathioprine) a common treatment for Crohn's disease?

Is taken imuran (azathioprine) a common treatment for Crohn's disease?

Yes: Azathioprine is generally effective at treating crohn's, keeping people off steroids, and preventing flares. It requires monitoring. It's generally considered first line treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining ...Read more


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Is prednisone prescribed for Crohn's disease?

Is prednisone prescribed for Crohn's disease?

Yes: It is frequently used to get an active flare of the disease under control, to get the person feeling better. It is not desirable to use prednisone, though, for long term control of the disease, due to its many side effects. Other medications are used for ongoing control to reduce flares and need for prednisone. ...Read more

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What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

Define recent: Pylera is a combo pill used to treat helicobacter pylori which causes ulcers. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor in the same class as Prilosec and Nexium which helps to heal ulcers. ...Read more

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Is a hida scan (cholescintigraphy) dangerous for people w/ lupus or autoimmune diseases?

Is a  hida scan (cholescintigraphy) dangerous for people w/ lupus or autoimmune diseases?

No.: No higher incidence of problems with autoimmune disease, ie .Lupus. One of the best tests for determiing gall bldder function. Wouldn't worry! ...Read more

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Is soriatane (acitretin) gluten free? I have celiac disease is this drug contraindicated for celiacs?

Is soriatane (acitretin) gluten free? I have celiac disease is this drug contraindicated for celiacs?

Soritane: Soritane is related to vitamin a. Excess vitamin a can cause an increase in intracranial pressure. Tetracycline can also cause an increase in intracranial pressure, so the two medicines should not be used together without careful monitoring. Soritane is not related to gluten. ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

What medications are recommended for Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

It depends: On disease location and severity. Mild colitis responds well to mesalamine, while moderate to severe colitis, or Crohn's disease require either an immunomodulator like mercaptopurine or methotrexate, or a biologic medication like Remicade, (infliximab) Humira, or Entyvio. ...Read more

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What is an experimental drug for Crohn's disease?

What is an experimental drug for Crohn's disease?

Clinical Trials: Although available, experimental drugs are given in clinical trials, usually in academic or private institutions with doctors involved in research, where patients that have failed to existing treatment are treat. There are a variety of immunotherapy medications like Remicade (infliximab) that are available for Crohn's you could discuss with your doctor about. Ustekinumab is a clinical trial drug for Crohn's ...Read more

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Has anyone used atovaquone for chronic Lyme disease?

Has anyone used atovaquone for chronic Lyme disease?

Treats Babesia not L: Atovaquone (mepron) is not effective for treating borrelia, the lyme bacteria. However, up to 70% of those with chronic lyme have babesiosis, a co-infection, and Atovaquone is the "drug of choice" for this. Successful treatment of chronic lyme requires treating co-infections like babesia & bartonella. There are natural alternatives to Atovaquone but that drug is relatively safe & effective. ...Read more

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How effective is imuran (azathioprine) for Crohn's disease?

Sometimes: Imuran (azathioprine) seems to be effective in a small subset of patients with Crohn's (likely fewer than 40%). At the moment it's difficult to predict who will respond in the long term. But as it can be safely used with monitoring, it's often worth trying. ...Read more

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Is infliximab treatment effective for Crohn's disease?

Generally Yes: Infliximab (remicade) is generally effective at treating crohn's, keeping people off steroids, and preventing flares. Once started, it is important to continue regular dosing, not beyond 8-9 week intervals. Missing doses increases the risk of loss of response and of infusion reactions. ...Read more

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What is prednisone use for autoimmune diseases?

What is prednisone use for autoimmune diseases?

See below: Auto immune disease means your body is making proteins against itseld prednisone has antiinflammatory properties and also alters suppresses immunity and helps in these disorders. ...Read more

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Which medical advice for gonorrhea diseases?

Which medical advice for gonorrhea diseases?

Resistant Gonorrhea: There is a new drug resistant form of gonorrhea sweeping through the western world. If you have gonorrhea you need to be treated and to be treated by someone who knows how to treat for this drug resistant form. ...Read more

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Has anyone used mepron (atovaquone) for chronic Lyme disease?

Has anyone used mepron (atovaquone) for chronic Lyme disease?

Mepron (atovaquone): This is the brand name for atovaquone, an antiparasitic drug used occasionally in patients with tick borne illnesses when coinfection with babesia microti may be present and Azithromycin is used in combination. Not aware that Atovaquone is active against borellia burgdorfi, but if you go on line you can find testaments to its efficacy for almost anything. Be skeptical. ...Read more

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Most common drug for treatment of chrons disease?

Most common drug for treatment of chrons disease?

Vary: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease and usually respond to any treatment that affects immune responses. Currently drugs like remicade, (infliximab) humira, or other tnf drugs are the choices. If you are a sufferer, check with your gastroenterologist on the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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Brat diet used for gastroesophageal disease?

Brat diet used for gastroesophageal disease?

No: A brat diet is used mainly for diarrhea. Certain foods such as fried, fatty and spicy foods as well as soda, alcohol and caffeine may aggravate gastroesophageal disease. ...Read more

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Tx for h.Pylori infx 6 mos ago, now peptic ulcer comes back after taking anti-inflammatory (lodine/medrol) drug for 2 wks. Is current flare-up due to failure eradicate h.Pylori or nsaid drugs?

Tx for h.Pylori infx 6 mos ago, now peptic ulcer comes back after taking anti-inflammatory (lodine/medrol) drug for 2 wks. Is current flare-up due to failure eradicate h.Pylori or nsaid drugs?

Either / both: Could be from either or both. We're biopsied obtained at time of recent egd for the evaluation of hpylori? If not then you should have a breath test for hpylori (when safe to come off ppi). ...Read more

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I was wondering what are other options for curing/helping orbital inflammatory disease besides humira, imuran, (azathioprine) or prednisone?

I was wondering what are other options for curing/helping orbital inflammatory disease besides humira, imuran, (azathioprine) or prednisone?

See details: It really depends on the underlying cause of the inflammation. There are other options for some of these causes including other tnf agents such as remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm currently undergoing treatment for Crohn's disease which consists of remicade (infliximab) infusions.?

What do you advise if I'm currently undergoing treatment for Crohn's disease which consists of remicade (infliximab) infusions.?

More information: We need more information. Remicade (infliximab) is an excellent drug for some patients with crohns but not for everyone. It is hard to give medication advice on this site because there are so many decisions that go in to deciding the appropriate medication. Trust your GI doctor--or if you don't, find one that you do ...Read more