meds gi.txt

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meds gi.txt
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2012-10-04 22:02:43
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PN 141 test 5
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  1. Methylprednisone
    • Crohn's UC
    • steroid
  2. Prednisone
    • Crohn's, UC
    • steroid
  3. Imuran
    • Crohn's, UC
    • immune suppressant
  4. cyclosporine (Sandimmune)
    • Crohn's, UC
    • immune suppressant
  5. Methlytrexate (Mexate)
    • Crohn's, UC
    • immune suppressant
  6. Remicade
    • Used for moderate to severe cases of Crohn's, UC
    • biological therapy
    • targets specific immune responses
    • Significant Adverse effects
  7. Humira
    • Used for moderate to severe cases of Crohn's, UC
    • biological therapy
    • targets specific immune responses
    • Significant Adverse effects
  8. Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
    • Crohn's, UC
    • Aminosalicylates (Local Anti-inflammatory Agents targets intestines)
    • Local effects on the intestinal mucosa,
    • it blocks prostaglandin which plays into normal inflammatory response
  9. Balsalazide (Colazal)
    • Crohn's, UC
    • Aminosalicylates (Local Anti-inflammatory Agents targets intestines)
    • Local effects on the intestinal mucosa,
    • it blocks prostaglandin which plays into normal inflammatory response
  10. Loperamide (Imodium)
    • Crohn's, UC
    • Anti diarrhea
    • Dosing is dependent upon stools/day
    • ***Antidiarrheals are not given in severe flareups of Colitis as this may cause toxic megacolon!
  11. Diphenoxylate with atropine (Lomotol)
    • Crohn's, UC
    • Anti diarrhea
    • Dosing is dependent upon stools/day
    • ***Antidiarrheals are not given in severe flareups of Colitis as this may cause toxic megacolon!
  12. Metronidazole (Flagyl)
    • Crohn's, UC
    • Antibiotics
    • reactive to certain GI flora that may be causing inflamm, infection
  13. Ciprofloxin (Cipro)
    • Crohn's, UC
    • Antibiotics
    • reactive to certain GI flora that may be causing inflamm, infection

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