Immunomodulators for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Why It Is Used
Immunomodulators are used for Reference inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Opens New Window that:
- Has not responded to other treatments.
- Can be controlled only with long-term use of corticosteroids. Immunomodulators may be used so that the doctor can lower the dose of corticosteroids that a person is taking. This is called "steroid sparing."
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 8, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology