Side Effects and List of Crohn's Disease Treatment Medications Topic Guide

Crohn's Disease Treatment Medications (Side Effects, List) Crohn's Disease Treatment Medications (Side Effects, List): Crohn's disease medications prescribed for the treatment of the disease, and symptom relief include aspirin like anti-inflammatories, for example, mesalamine (Asacol, Pentasa, Apriso, Lialda, Canasa, Rowasa), olsalazine (Dipentum), and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine, EN-Tabs). Corticosteroids, for example, budesonide (Entocort), methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol), prednisolone (Delta-Cortef), and prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone). Immunosuppressants, for example, azathioprine (Imuran), 6-mercaptopurine (Purinethol), and methotrexate (Folex). Biologic drugs, for example, infliximab (Remicade), adalimumab (Humira), and certolimumab (Cimzia). Review the list of these drugs and their side effects.

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certolizumab Certolizumab

Certolizumab is used to treat the symptoms of Crohn's disease after other treatments have failed...learn more »

adalimumab Adalimumab

Adalimumab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation...learn more »

infliximab Infliximab

Infliximab is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and severe or disabling plaque psoriasis in adults.

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budesonide (oral) Budesonide (oral)

Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body...learn more »

olsalazine Olsalazine

Olsalazine is used to treat ulcerative colitis...learn more »

mesalamine (rectal) Mesalamine (rectal)

Mesalamine rectal is used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis in adults...learn more »

mesalamine (oral) Mesalamine (oral)

Mesalamine is used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Mesalamine is also used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from recurring...learn more »

cortisone Cortisone

Cortisone is a steroid medicine that is used to reduce inflammation caused by many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerati...learn more »

sulfasalazine Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine is used to treat ulcerative colitis (UC), and to decrease the frequency of UC attacks. Sulfasalazine will not cure ulcerative colitis, ...learn more »

prednisone Prednisone

Prednisone is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body, and also suppresses your immune system...learn more »

methylprednisolone Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

mercaptopurine Mercaptopurine

Mercaptopurine is used to treat acute lymphoblastic or lymphocytic leukemia. Mercaptopurine is sometimes given with other cancer medications...learn more »

dexamethasone (injection) Dexamethasone (injection)

Dexamethasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

dexamethasone (oral) Dexamethasone (oral)

There are many brands and forms of dexamethasone available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

prednisolone Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

methotrexate (injection) Methotrexate (injection)

Methotrexate is used to treat leukemia and certain types of cancer of the breast, skin, head and neck, or lung...learn more »

methotrexate (oral) Methotrexate (oral)

Methotrexate is used to treat leukemia and certain types of cancer of the breast, skin, head and neck, lung, or uterus...learn more »

azathioprine Azathioprine

Azathioprine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »