It is important to know all of the drug therapy options that exist for Crohn’s and UC patients today. Make sure you are asking your physicians about their experience and preference with drug therapies such as: Remicade, Humira, Stelara, and Cimzia. There are also dual therapies. The above in conjunction with Imuran, 6MP, purinethol, or methotrexate. This is just a few therapies out there. It is important that you talk to your doctor to see what might work best for you.
Our preference has never been to be treated with long term steroid use because of the side effects.
Be your own patient advocate. Talk to your physician about the various drug therapy options.