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Medications for Crohn's Disease

What is Crohn's Disease:  Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It can affect any area of the gastrointestinal tract, though it mostly affects the small and large intestine.

Medications to treat Crohn's Disease

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Humira B N 30 reviews
6.0

Generic name: adalimumab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Pentasa B N 8 reviews
8.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Remicade B N 10 reviews
6.0

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Entocort EC C N 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: budesonide systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Lialda B N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Imuran D N 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: azathioprine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Asacol B N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
azathioprine D N 6 reviews
6.0

Generic name: azathioprine systemic

Brand names:  Imuran, Azasan

Drug class: antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Apriso B N 5 reviews
3.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
budesonide C N 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: budesonide systemic

Brand name:  Entocort EC

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids, glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cimzia B N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: certolizumab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
mesalamine B N 26 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Brand names:  Pentasa, Lialda, Asacol, Apriso, Asacol HD, Canasa, Salofalk, Rowasa, Mesasal Enteric Coated, Canasa Pac

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cipro Off Label C N 1 review
10

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
hyoscyamine C N X 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: hyoscyamine systemic

Brand names:  Levsin, Levbid, Levsin SL, A-Spaz, Anaspaz, HyoMax, Colidrops, Cystospaz, Ed-Spaz, HyoMax DT, HyoMax SL, HyoMax SR, Hyospaz, Hyosyne, IB-Stat, NuLev, Oscimin, Symax Duotab, HyoMax FT, Levsinex SR, Symax FasTab, Symax SL, Symax SR

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
sulfasalazine Off Label B N 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Topamax Off Label D N X Add review
10

Generic name: topiramate systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Asacol HD B N Add review
9.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Entyvio B N 12 reviews
4.0

Generic name: vedolizumab systemic

Drug class: selective immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
ciprofloxacin Off Label C N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
cholestyramine Off Label C N 10 reviews
8.0

Generic name: cholestyramine systemic

Brand names:  Questran, Cholestyramine Light, Prevalite, Questran Light

Drug class: bile acid sequestrants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Questran Off Label C N 1 review
10

Generic name: cholestyramine systemic

Drug class: bile acid sequestrants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Levsin C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: hyoscyamine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
balsalazide Off Label B N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: balsalazide systemic

Brand name:  Colazal

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Canasa B N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: mesalamine systemic

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
infliximab B N 12 reviews
5.0

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Brand names:  Remicade, Inflectra, Renflexis

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
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Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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