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AbbVie a New Beginning

AbbVie a New Beginning

AbbVie a New Beginning On January 1, 2013, AbbVie was founded, a global biopharmaceutical company with the focus and capabilities to address some of the world’s greatest health challenges. AbbVie has the stability, resources, expertise, and passion to discover, develop, and bring to market groundbreaking science to solve the biggest health problems that face the […]

Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone

Methylprednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid or corticosteroid drug. Complications of IBD Outside the Intestine Joint Symptoms (pain, stiffness, swelling) Sacroililtis Eye Inflammation Skin Lesions Liver disease (primary sclerosing cholangitis) Bone Disease It is marketed in the USA and Canada under the brand names Medrol and Solu-Medrol. It is also available as a generic drug. Uses […]

Cortisol

Cortisol

Cortisol, also known more formally as hydrocortisone (INN, USAN, BAN), Serious Bacterial Infection When an abscess is not properly treated, it can grow in size. Eventually, the bacteria can spread into the bloodstream and throughout the body, or it can burst into adjacent organs and tissues or into the abdominal cavity, causing the pus to […]

Prednisone

Prednisone

Prednisone is a glucocorticoid prodrug that is converted by 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase in the liver into the active form, prednisolone. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases (such as severe allergic reactions) and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has many significant adverse effects. It is usually taken orally but can be delivered […]

Cortisone

Cortisone

Cortisone Nutrient Deficiencies, Depending on the part of the intestine involved in Crohn’s disease, patients can develop specific nutrient deficiencies. For example, the last part of the small intestine (terminal ileum) is commonly affected in Crohn’s disease; this is also where vitamin B12 deficiency can develop in patients with Crohn’s disease of the terminal ileum. […]

Olsalazine

Olsalazine

Olsalazine is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of Immediate Medical Attention If there is a fever with the stricture symptoms, if there is frequent vomiting or if after 6-8 hours symptoms of the obstruction are not starting to clear, as evidenced by reduced pain, decreased abdominal distention, and resumption of normal bowel motions […]

Balsalazide

Balsalazide

Balsalazide is an anti-inflammatory drug Breast-feeding Protection Children who have been breast-fed may be at lower risk of subsequently developing IBD than children who have been formula fed. If true, this would mean that there is something potentially harmful in infant formula or, more likely, something protective in breast milk. used in the treatment of […]

Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine (brand name Azulfidine in the U.S., Traveling Precautions Speak with your doctor about what precautions you might take against traveler’s diarrhea. Some doctors will provide a prescription for a supply of antibiotics to be taken if you develop diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and fever. However, the best treatment is prevention by being careful. Salazopyrin and Sulazine […]

Mesalazine

Mesalazine

Mesalazine (INN, BAN), also known as mesalamine (USAN) or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), Tips for Working with Your Doctor Working with your doctor to diagnose your symptoms is the first step in understanding and treating inflammatory bowel disease. However, some patients find their initial meeting with their doctor somewhat unsatisfactory because they do not have enough […]

Ulcerative Colitis Medications

Ulcerative Colitis Medications

Ulcerative Colitis Medications Ulcerative colitis disease affects about 500,000 people in the United States alone and affecting approximately 65000 Canadians. Non-Specific Causes Because the causes of Crohn’s disease ulcerative colitis have not been identified, they are sometimes referred to as non-specific inflammatory bowel disease. This distinguishes them from other inflammatory disorders, such as bacterial infections, where […]

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