Medications for mild to moderate Crone’s Disease Symptoms

Medications are prescribed according to patient’s current state of the disease and the region of the body which is infected. If the crones disease is in it’s initial stage then the patient’s symptoms might only include abdominal cramps and diarrhea with blood. This indicates that the intestinal walls have been infected and inflammation is taking place in the intestine. As usual before taking any kind of medicine it is always best to consult with a doctor. If allergic reactions occur while having a medicine, that medication should be immediately stopped and must not be taken again without seeing a doctor.

Anti-diarrheal medications:

Drugs like diphenoxylate, loperamide, and codeine can be taken by patients for diarrhea. These drugs gives relief from the painful spasms (contractions) of the intestines. If dehydration occurs and diarrhea does not stop then the Crohn’s patient must see a doctor quickly and undergo treatment with intravenous fluids.

Fiber supplements:

Drugs like psyllium powder and methyl cellulose are over the counter drugs (OTC) and act as stool softeners and bulking agents. So these drugs can be used to treat diarrheal symptoms seen in crohn’s patients.

Anti-inflammatory drugs:

Anti-inflammatory drugs, particularly aminosalicylates (5-ASAs), are prescribed for treatment of mild to moderate symptoms of Crohn’s disease seen in the small intestine in Crohn’s patients. These drugs reduce inflammation, relief pain in the abdomen and prevent further possible flare-up of Crohn’s disease. Mesalazine, sulfasalazine, olsalazine, balsalazide are medicines belonging to the aminosalicylate group.


Antibiotics can be used to treat mild to moderate Crohn’s disease symptoms. Ciprofloxacin drug mainly prescribed for Crohn’s patients in the initial stage of the disease. Antibiotics kill the bacteria present in the intestine. This suppresses immune system response and so prevents inflammation of the intestinal linings.



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