Treatment Options for CD

Overview of Treatment Options for Crohn's Disease

Conventional Treatment Options

Corticosteroids

A class of drugs that work quickly to lower the activity of the immune system, thereby decreasing the inflammatory response. They are not typically used long term and should not be stopped abruptly.

Immunomodulators

A class of drugs that modify the immune system's ability to cause inflammation. They are typically used when corticosteroids don't relieve symptoms.

Having a thorough discussion about the benefits and risks of all available medications with your doctor can help you understand what treatments may be appropriate for you.

Advanced Therapy Options

Advanced therapies are used after conventional therapies

Compare Crohn's disease treatment options side-by-side.

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Types of Biologics:

  • Anti-Integrins Anti-α4β7 integrins, such as ENTYVIO, block gut-directed white blood cells involved in the inflammatory response from moving out of the blood vessels and into the gut tissue by blocking a protein on the surface of these cells.
  • Anti-Interleukins Block interleukin proteins, which are associated with the inflammation process.
  • Anti-TNFα Bind and block a protein called tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), which promotes inflammation in the intestine.

Having a thorough discussion about the benefits and risks of all available medications with your doctor can help you understand what treatments may be appropriate for you.