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What medications treat Crohn's disease?
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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Immunosuppressives
Big word but the goal of therapy in crohn's disease is to decrease the inflammation in the lining of the bowel.
The two familes of medications used are anti-inflammatory medications - thick Motrin for the gut and immunosuppressive medications. Asa compounds such as pentasa, (mesalamine) steroids and medications such as 6-mercaptopurine and remicaide are all used based on how severe your symptoms are.

In brief: Immunosuppressives
Big word but the goal of therapy in crohn's disease is to decrease the inflammation in the lining of the bowel.
The two familes of medications used are anti-inflammatory medications - thick Motrin for the gut and immunosuppressive medications. Asa compounds such as pentasa, (mesalamine) steroids and medications such as 6-mercaptopurine and remicaide are all used based on how severe your symptoms are.
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