Pharmaceutical Options

  • Aminosalicylates (5-ASA) – Oral
    • Sulfasalazine [Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-tabs]
    • Mesalamine [Lialda, Pentasa, Delzicol, Asacol HD] Olsalazine [Dipentum]
    • Balsalazide [Giazo, Colazal]
  • Aminosalicylates (5-ASA) – Rectal suppositories and enemas
    • Mesalamine [Canasa, Rowasa, sfRowasa]
  • Corticosteroids and Glucocorticoids
    • Prednisolone [Pred Forte, Omnipred, Pred Mild, , Orapred ODT, Millipred DP, Veripred 20, and Pediapred]
    • Prednisone [Deltasone, Rayos, Prednisone Intensol]
    • Budesonide [Entocort, Uceris, Pulmicort, Rhinocort Allergy, and Pulmicort Flexhaler]
    • Methylprednisolone [Solu-Medrol, Medrol, ReadySharp Methylprednisolone, P-Care D40, P-Care D80, and Depo-Medrol]
  • Immunosuppressive and Immunomodulators
    • Ustekinumab [Stelara]
    • Adalimumab [Humira, Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn’s-UC-HS Start, Humira Pediatric Crohn’s Start, Humira, and Humira Pen Psoriasis-Uveitis]
    • Azathioprine [Azasan, Imuran]
    • Infliximab [Remicade]
    • Cyclosporine [ Sandimmune, Restasis MultiDose, Neoral, Restasis, and Gengraf]
    • Tacrolimus [Envarsus XR, Astagraf XL, Protopic, and Prograf]
    • Golimumab [Simponi ARIA and Simponi]
    • Etanercept [Enbrel, Benepali]
  • Immunosuppressive And Chemotherapy
    • 6-mercaptopurine, 6-MP [Purinethol, Purixan]
    • Methotrexate[Otrexup (PF), Xatmep, Trexall]
      Pain Relievers

      Orexigenic
    • Dronabinol [Marinol]
      Analgesic
    • Acetaminophen [TYLENOL, Ofirmev, FeverAll, Tylophen, Pharbetol, Infant’s Pain Relief, Mapap, Tactinal Extra Strength, PediaCare Fever Reducer, Non-Aspirin Extra Strength]
      Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)I
    • Ibuprofen [Advil, NeoProfen, Caldolor, Ibuprofen IB, Advil Liqui-Gel, Infant’s Motrin, Infant’s Ibuprofen, Infant’s Advil, Children’s Profen IB, Ibu-Drops]
    • Ketorolac [Toradol, Acuvail, Acular LS, Acular, and ReadySharp ketorolac]
      I recommend trying to stay away from NSAIDs as I’ve personally gone from normal bowel movements to bleeding ulcers just from taking NSAIDs. During one hgospitlziation one medical doctgor hospitalzie conmvicend me, in my vulnerble state, that Toradol has  different MOA(Mechanism Of Action and would not cause any problems. Since I was in a high level of pain, and not thinking clearly,  I agreed. Thankfully the GI and ID team overulled that decision a few days later to save me from further complications. 


      GABA Analogue
    • Gabapentin [Gralise, Neuraptine, Gralise 30-Day Starter Pack, SmartRx Gaba-V Kit, Horizant, and Neurontin]
      Anesthetic
    • Ketamine [Ketalar, Ketanest, and Ketaset]
      Opioids / Narcotics
    • Codeine (only available in generic form)
    • Fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora)
    • Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER, Zohydro ER)
    • Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
    • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
    • Meperidine (Demerol)
    • Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
    • Morphine (Astramorph, Avinza, Kadian, MS Contin, Ora-Morph SR)
    • Oxycodone (OxyContin, Oxecta, Roxicodone)
    • Oxycodone and acetaminophen (Percocet, Endocet, Roxicet)
    • Oxycodone and naloxone (Targiniq ER)
  • Janus Kinase (JAK) Inhibitor 
    •  Tofacitinib [Xeljanz, Jakvinus]
  • Biologic/Biosimilar Therapies
    • Adalimumab [Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn’s-UC-HS Start, Humira Pediatric Crohn’s Start, Humira, and Humira Pen Psoriasis-Uveitis]
    • Golimumab [Simponi ARIA and Simponi]
    • Infliximab [Remicade]
    • Vedolizumab [Entyvio]
    • Infliximab-abda
    • Infliximab-dyyb
    • Infliximab-qbtx

  • Antibiotics:
    • Metronidazole [Flagyl]
    • Ciprofloxacin [Cipro, Proquin]
    • Rifaximin [Xifaxan]
    • Ampicillin
    • Tetracycline
    • Augmentin [ AugmentinXR, Augmentin ES-600, and Augmentin]
  • Calceineurin inhibitor
    • Tacrolimus [Envarsus XR, Astagraf XL, Protopic, and Prograf]
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