Treatments & medications

No two Crohn’s or colitis cases are exactly alike, so there is no “one size fits all” approach to medication and treatment. The drugs your doctor prescribes for you, the dosage and the effects you may experience are going to be unique to you. You and your physician must work together to sort out what is the most effective regime for you when you are in a flare-up or in remission.

When medications aren’t working for you, other treatments may be suggested, including surgery. Emerging treatments may offer you the opportunity to participate in clinical trials under clinician care.

While Crohn’s and Colitis Canada provides information for your consideration, it is important for you to explore your options, and discuss the best course of treatment for you with your healthcare team.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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