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What are the most common treatments for crohns?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Varied

The treatment paradigm for cd includes a variety of medications and depends largely on phenotype and location.
Mesalamine products (i.e. Pentasa) are most effective in mild colonic disease. Steroids are used for flares. Imunomodulators such as 6mp and azathiaprine are commonly used and often used in conjunction with biologic agents such as Remicade (infliximab) or humira. Surgery reserved for refractory dz.

In brief: Varied

The treatment paradigm for cd includes a variety of medications and depends largely on phenotype and location.
Mesalamine products (i.e. Pentasa) are most effective in mild colonic disease. Steroids are used for flares. Imunomodulators such as 6mp and azathiaprine are commonly used and often used in conjunction with biologic agents such as Remicade (infliximab) or humira. Surgery reserved for refractory dz.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Jeremy Adler
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Immune suppression

1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease.
2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects. 3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids 4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's.

In brief: Immune suppression

1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease.
2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects. 3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids 4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's.
Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Several

1) steroids 2) immune modulators(knock down the immune system) 3) occasionally surgery.
..If necessary 4) pain medications 5) nausea medications 6) antidiarrheals 7) antibiotics treatment varies based on disease state and symptoms.

In brief: Several

1) steroids 2) immune modulators(knock down the immune system) 3) occasionally surgery.
..If necessary 4) pain medications 5) nausea medications 6) antidiarrheals 7) antibiotics treatment varies based on disease state and symptoms.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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