Crohn's Disease (cont.)
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Medicines usually are the treatment of choice for Crohn's disease. They can control or prevent inflammation in the intestines and help:
The choice of medicine usually depends on the severity of the disease, the part of the intestines that is affected, and whether complications are present. Medicines that are used for Crohn's disease include:
What To Think About
Most of these medicines also can be used in children.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor about which medicines might be okay to take for Crohn's disease. Sometimes, severe Crohn's disease can harm your baby more than the medicines you are taking to keep it under control. Some medicines, though, should never be taken when you are pregnant. Your doctor can tell you which medicines are okay for you while you are pregnant and nursing.
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