How do I keep track of my medicine? 

The best way to get control of your symptoms and get to remission is to follow the treatment plan your doctor has ordered. This is called adherence, and it is your responsibility. No matter how you are feeling, you should continue your doctor’s plan. If you stop taking your medication, you risk a flare. Create an adherence plan for yourself that you follow faithfully:

Types of Medicine

Aminosalicylates

Purpose*

Some Possible Side Effects*

For more detailed information, check out CCFA's Aminosalicylates Fact Sheet.

Antibiotics

Purpose*

Some Possible Side Effects*

For more detailed information, checkout CCFA's Antibiotics Fact Sheet.

Biologic Therapies 

Purpose*

Some Possible Side Effects*

For more detailed information, checkout CCFA's Biologic Therapies Fact Sheet.

Corticosteroids

Purpose*

Some Possible Side Effects*

For more detailed information, checkout CCFA's Corticosteroids Fact Sheet.

Immunomodulators

Purpose*

Some Possible Side Effects*

 For more detailed information, checkout CCFA's Immunomodulators Fact Sheet.

Over-the-counter medicine

Purpose*

Some Possible Side Effects*

* This list is not a complete description of medication purpose and side effects. Be sure to speak with your health care provider regarding your individual benefits, risk, and side effects.

Learn More

If you would like to learn more about IBD medications, check out CCFA’s Understanding IBD Medications and Side Effects brochure [PDF].

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