Maybe it’s time to speak
with your doctor.

If you’re experiencing Crohn’s symptoms and flare-ups, work with your doctor to learn as much as you can about available options, and find the plan that meets your individual needs.

And don’t wait—the sooner you speak with your doctor, the sooner you can together identify a plan that’s right for you.

Be informed: 5 classes of Crohn's disease medications.

Before speaking with your doctor, familiarize yourself with the 5 categories of available Crohn’s disease medications.

Antibiotics
Metronidazole, ciprofloxacin, and other antibiotics may be used when Crohn’s-related infections occur.
Aminosalicylates (5-ASAs)
Given either orally or rectally, these drugs work to decrease inflammation in the lining of the digestive tract.
Corticosteroids
Given either orally, rectally, or intravenously; these medications are used to help reduce inflammation.
Immunosuppressants
This class of medications basically suppresses the body’s immune response so that it cannot cause ongoing inflammation.
Biologic therapies (biologics)
Given intravenously or injected, this class of drugs targets a specific inflammatory pathway to reduce inflammation.

Did you know?

Corticosteroids affect
the body’s ability to launch
and maintain an
inflammatory process.

However, they’re not
recommended for
long-term use due to
side effects.