6 Immune System Suppressors Used to Treat IBD


A proper approach to treating patients with IBD includes symptomatic and supportive care, close monitoring of the mucosal healing process, and appropriate dosage of medicines.

Several treatment options are available for IBD.  Immune system suppressors are among them. Here’s a list of six of these kinds of drugs. (source: Mayo Clinic)

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These are the most widely used immunosuppressants for IBD treatment. After you begin taking these medicines,  you will need close follow up with your doctor and have your blood checked regularly to look for side effects.

Do you know that children whose fathers were exposed to IBD treatment drugs azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine within three months of conception had no significantly increased risk for adverse birth outcomes? Read  more here.

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