Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Pediatric Crohn Disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Antibiotics, Other

Antibiotics are used in the treatment of mild-to-moderate Crohn disease, fistulizing disease, and perianal disease. They may change the microbial flora of the intestine and have a potential effect on the cell-mediated immune system.

Metronidazole (Flagyl)

Metronidazole is an imidazole ring-based antibiotic that is active against various anaerobic bacteria and protozoa.

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

Ciprofloxacin inhibits bacterial DNA synthesis and, consequently, growth.


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