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 check in with Expert Advice and check up with your own doctor, the sooner you can identify a plan that’s right for you together.

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 infections occur or to treat symptoms of Crohn's disease.
Aminosalicylates (5-ASAs)
Given either orally or rectally, these drugs work to decrease inflammation in the lining of the intestines.
Corticosteroids
Given orally, as an injection, rectally, or intravenously, these medications help reduce inflammation by suppressing the immune system.
Immune Modifiers (Immunomodulators)
Given orally or injected, these medications suppress the body's immune response so that it cannot cause ongoing inflammation.
Biologic therapies (Biologics)
Given intravenously or injected, this class of drugs suppresses the immune system to reduce inflammation by targeting a specific pathway.

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.