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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Treatments

Learn more about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Treatments

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Treatments for IBD

Most treatments for IBD are either medical or surgical. Many drugs are used in treating IBD, but when surgery is used as a treatment, it is more specific to the form of IBD (either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis). Surgery is usually only used as a last resort after all medical options have proved to be ineffective.

IBD Medications

Some of the more common drugs used to treat IBD include:

  • Sulfasalazine (Azulfadine)
  • Mesalamine (Asacol, Pentasa)
  • Azathioprine (Imuran)
  • 6-MP (Purinethol)
  • Cyclosporine
  • Methotrexate
  • Infliximab (Remicade)
  • Corticosteroids (prednisone)

Usually the treatment is started by administering drugs with high anti-inflammatory effects, such as prednisone. Once the inflammation is successfully controlled, the patient is usually switched to a lighter drug to keep the disease in remission. If unsuccessful, a combination of the aforementioned immunosuppression drugs with a mesalamine (which may also have an anti-inflammatory effect) may or may not be administered, depending on the patient.

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