Drugs for treating flares

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NostraHistoria
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   Posted 12/15/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I am wondering what medications are out there to treat flares. I know prednisone and entocort are two. Is remicade used as well?
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily


Nanners
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   Posted 12/15/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Remicade is more of a maintainence type med. But the best meds to get a flare under control, is Pred or Entocort.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


NostraHistoria
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   Posted 12/15/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I heard someone said that he used Azathioprine for 3 months and then it went away.
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily


MikeB
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   Posted 12/15/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
The immunosuppresants (Imuran, 6mp) are really more maintenance drugs. They can take 3-6 months to reach full effectiveness. Nanners' response is the best re short-term treatment for an active flare.
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