Crohn's Medications - 2010 Update

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ivy6
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   Posted 8/14/2010 4:49 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, please alert me in a new thread, or let me know by email. It would be good if we could get a definitive guide together for our members.

Best wishes,

Ivy.

ps. As always, could we please keep this thread for information only? All compliments tongue and comments can either be sent to me by email, or put in a new thread with a really attention-grabbing title like "Hey, Ivy..." so that I will see it.
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ivy6
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   Posted 8/14/2010 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   

ivy6
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   Posted 8/14/2010 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
STEROIDS - Prednisolone / Prednisone, and Entocort aka Budesonide.

Basic information about steroids can be found here:
http://www.healingwell.com/library/ibd/faq2.asp

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

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


Entocort

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=958850
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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 8/16/2010 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   

mdf34
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   Posted 8/17/2010 12:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I know your are all smart people......this is a great thread.........so just in case you hadn't thought of it yet, please PIN this topic, if you are willing and able that is.  I sure appreciate the work in gathering this info.  Thanks Ivy.
Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Entocort 3X/day
Bentyl as needed
1000 mg Vitamin C
Prilosec 1X/day
Flonase
 
 

Nanners
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   Posted 8/17/2010 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
mdf34 it takes us time to get these things pinned.  We have to contact admin to pin it, and he not only runs this forum, but has a fulltime job, has Crohns and also has a family.  So it can take awhile to get things pinned.  Thanks.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

mdf34
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   Posted 8/17/2010 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Cool.  I was just forwarding a thought.
Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Entocort 3X/day
Bentyl as needed
1000 mg Vitamin C
Prilosec 1X/day
Flonase
 
 
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