Starting a new med? Please read this before posting on the forums. **2010 UPDATE**

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ivy6
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   Posted 1/1/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

This is an update to the original, 2008, new meds thread , which is getting out of date and needs a lot of reformatting.

As with all the threads in this series (medications; diet; abscesses and fistulae), could we please keep this thread for information alone, and not for comments? Any comments, suggestions, criticisms, please email me: you can find my address in my profile.

This is a work in progress, and I will work on updating the thread as I have time. If your particular medication isn't here, you might like to check the original, 2008 thread. If the information still seems to be lacking, you might like to drop me an email, and I'll work on filling the gap for you :-).

Happy New Year!

Ivy.
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ivy6
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   Posted 1/1/2010 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

There have been a lot of posts on the forum lately by people anxious to find information on medicines they've just been prescribed, and I thought it might help to have a list of URLs that can give people basic information about the medications they're taking.

Please, please check these URLs before asking your questions on the forums. This will save forum space as well as our members' energy, and will help you to get the best support possible from the forums. Please remember not to rely on this forum alone, and to consult with your doctor if you have any questions, concerns or problems with your medications.

These are just some quick posts I've found through searching and they may not be the best source possible for each med. If anyone has a better thread for each med, or has found that a link doesn't work, please let me know by email. It would be good if we could get a definitive guide together for our members.

Best wishes,

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~


ivy6
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   Posted 1/1/2010 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
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(keeping this space free for any new information)
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ivy6
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   Posted 1/1/2010 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
STEROIDS

Basic information about steroids can be found at the HealingWell library, by clicking on this link.


These are some threads where members have been advised on how to start taking steroids, and how to cope with their side-effects:

Prednisolone / Prednisone (often shortened by forum users to the generic "Pred")

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1117431


Entocort

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=958850




For topical steroids (enemas, foams etc), please see the "topical" section, which I'll add when I have time.
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Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~

Post Edited (ivy6) : 1/1/2010 3:19:21 PM (GMT-7)


ivy6
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   Posted 1/1/2010 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
5-ASA medications (Mesasal, Pentasa, Dipentum, Sulfasalazine etc)

Basic information about 5-ASAs can be found at the HealingWell library, by clicking on this link.
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Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~


ivy6
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   Posted 1/2/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS

Basic information about immunosuppressants can be found at the HealingWell library, by clicking on this link.


The differences between 6MP and Imuran




6MP

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1080472


Imuran / Azathioprine


Methotrexate

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1677451
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Post Edited (ivy6) : 1/2/2010 3:25:03 PM (GMT-7)

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