New research has linked antibiotic overuse to an increased risk of IBD, specifically Crohn's Disease. Like all medications, antibiotics should only be used when absolutely necessary and under the strict supervision of a doctor.
I have been taking Pentasa for my Crohn's disease and had been doing well until recently. My doctor wants to now change me to a steroid, Entocort. I am nervous about steroids, but he says it is safe. What do you think? Entocort is a nonsystemic steroid used to treat Crohn's disease. Because only about 10% of the ingested drug gets into…