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New Medications

New Medications

New Medications

The next step up from there are immuno modulators. Those are medications that have been around for a long time. They're in the pill form, such as azathioprine or 6-MP, and they're a very effective form of immunosuppressants. And they help in certain situations. The newer kids on the block, if you may, over the last, say, 10 or 15 years, our biologics. Those are stronger, more sophisticated immunosuppressants. Sometimes they're in the form of an infusion such as Remicade, or they're in the form of an injection such as Humira or Adalimumab. These are medications that target very, very specific components of the inflammatory process and help patients with Crohn's disease. And what's great is there are newer and newer medications coming out regularly, and they're even better than the ones we had before. And so for someone who getting diagnosed, or who was recently diagnosed with Crohn's disease, they should be relatively optimistic because there really is a very large armamentarium of treatment and patients are often in remission and lead very normal lives.

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Omid Shaye, MD


  • Board Certified Gastroenterologist, Internist, Primary Care Doctor
  • Co-Director of Bariatric Gastroenterology at the Khalili Center
  • Expert on the specific gastroenterological needs of bariatric patients

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