Which medications are used in the treatment of Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Medications used in the treatment of Crohn disease include the following:

  • 5-Aminosalicylic acid derivative agents (eg, mesalamine rectal, mesalamine, sulfasalazine, balsalazide)

  • Corticosteroids (eg, prednisone, methylprednisolone, budesonide, hydrocortisone, prednisolone)

  • Immunosuppressive agents (eg, mercaptopurine, methotrexate, tacrolimus)

  • Monoclonal antibodies (eg, infliximab, adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, natalizumab, ustekinumab, vedolizumab)

  • Antibiotics (eg, metronidazole, ciprofloxacin)

  • Antidiarrheal agents (eg, loperamide, diphenoxylate-atropine)

  • Bile acid sequestrants (eg, cholestyramine, colestipol)

  • Anticholinergic agents (eg, dicyclomine, hyoscyamine, propantheline)


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