While there is currently no cure for either of these inflammatory bowel diseases, doctors can prescribe medications to control inflammation and ease symptoms. There are many medications approved to treat IBD:
- 5-ASAs: aminosalicylates
- Small Molecules
The class of medications a gastroenterologist prescribes depends on each individual’s severity of the disease. Deciding on a treatment option should be a shared decision amongst the doctor, the patient and the patient’s family (pending insurance approval).