Chron’s Disease is a disease characterized by the inflammation in the lining of the digestive tract. Such inflammation affects the different areas of the digestive tract. As a result, it can lead to several symptoms that may include severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, and even malnutrition and unexplained weight loss. These symptoms may vary from one person to another.
Currently, Chron’s Disease has no known cure. However, its symptoms can be greatly minimized through a variety of therapies. Long-term remission can also be achieved through such therapies. With the proper treatment, this condition can be managed and patients can definitely live more comfortable lives.
Management of Chron’s Disease involves the use of medications that include the following:
- Adalimumab (Humira)
- Azathioprine (Imuran)
- Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia)
- Corticosteroids, such as prednisone
- Infliximab (Remicade)
- Mesalamine (Asacol, Apriso, Delzicol, Lialda, Pentasa)
- Methotrexate (Rheumatrex)
- Natalizumab (Tysabri)
- Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
- Vedolizumab (Entyvio)
There are still other medications that can be prescribed by the physician. If you have Chron’s Disease, we highly suggest that you talk to your doctor about which of these medications will be suitable for your situation. Your doctor can further check your condition and discuss the proper therapy and medications which will help you in managing this condition.
Our knowledgeable staff is ready to provide you with answers to your inquiries as well as more information about Chron’s Disease and what Shawn Specialty Pharmacy can do to help you. Kindly contact us at 718-417-0200 or visit our pharmacy directly. You can also visit the website for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation at www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure to have your updated contact info on our records. Kindly inform our pharmacy staff if you recently changed your phone number and/or email address so you can continue to receive refill reminders from Shawn Specialty Pharmacy.