November 13, 2017 by Admin
It is important to know all of the drug therapy options that exist for Crohn’s and UC patients today. Make sure you are asking your physicians about their experience and preference with drug therapies such as: Remicade, Humira, Stelara, and Cimzia. There are also dual therapies. The above in conjunction with Imuran, 6MP, purinethol, or methotrexate. This is just a few therapies out there. It is important that you talk to your doctor to see what might work best for you.
Our preference has been to not use steroids as long term drug therapy treatments and we have been using some type of biologic for years. Ideally, we would both like to be medication free; however, based on our disease states that is not an option. It is important to speak with your doctors, try and have them collaborate together on your treatment plan, so all parties are on the same path to your healing and recovery. I have been on Stelara for almost 7 years, and it has been very effective and put my disease into remission.