Immunosuppressant Combo Safe, Effective for Some Older Crohn’s Patients, Trial Suggests

Immunosuppressant Combo Safe, Effective for Some Older Crohn’s Patients, Trial Suggests
Early treatment with a combination of immunosuppressant medications may be effective and safe for older patients with Crohn’s disease, as much as it is for younger patients, data from a clinical trial suggest. This approach may be considered as a safe alternative for treating some older patients with Crohn's disease, rather than long-term repeated use of steroids. The findings appear in the study “Early combined immunosuppression may be effective and safe in older patients with Crohn’s disease: post hoc analysis of REACT,” which was published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Combining medications that reduce the activity of the immune system, known as immunosuppressants, has proven successful at controlling or reducing symptoms in young patients with Crohn's disease at high risk of complications. Usually, these regimens combin
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