Since there is no cure for Crohn's disease, the goals of treatment are to 1) induce remissions, 2) maintain remissions, 3) minimize side effects of treatment, and 4) improve the quality of life. Treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
with medications is similar though not always identical.
Medications for treating Crohn's disease include,
anti-inflammatory agents such as 5-ASA
compounds and corticosteroids
topical antibiotics, and immuno-modulators.