What is the role of mesalamine 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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Long-term maintenance with mesalamine (800 mg 3 times daily) may delay clinical relapse. Prednisone (40-60 mg/day) is generally helpful in acute inflammation. Oral glucocorticoid preparations such as budesonide are useful for patients with isolated terminal ileal inflammation and may reduce systemic side effects.


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