Which medications have been shown to induce remission in active Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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According to a systematic review, antituberculosis therapy, macrolides, fluoroquinolones, 5-nitroimidazoles, and rifaximin (alone or in combination) have been shown to induce remission in active Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis. [153] Further trials of antibiotic therapy are necessary in order to determine the best course of single or combination antibiotic therapy.


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