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treatment of choice; can be used in people who cannot tolerate sulfasalazine

Other anti

Varies with drug; sul

Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)

Slow the inflammatory

inflammatories

fasalazine: 0.5-1.0 g PO qid; prednisone: 10-40 mg PO tid; methylprednisolone: 20-40 mg IV q 12 hr; hydrocortisone: 100 mg IV q 6 hr

and corticosteroids

process; sulfasalazine is not used in treatment of disease confined to small intestine; glucocorticoids such as pred-nisone are used in acute exacerbations. Agents are administered until clinical symptoms subside, at which time steroidal agents are tapered off

Antidiarrheal agents

Varies with drug

Example: loperamide (Imodium)

Alleviate symptoms of abdominal cramping and diarrhea in patients with mild symptoms or postresection diarrhea

Metronidazole

250 mg PO tid

Antibacterial agent

Effective in colon disease;

(Flagyl)

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