Crohn's disease

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What is Crohn's disease?

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. It may cause a wide variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, or weight loss.

Common symptoms reported by people with Crohn's disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Crohn's disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
Tried for
Crohn's disease (66)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
Crohn's disease (45) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
Crohn's disease (28) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
Crohn's disease (28) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
Crohn's disease (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
Crohn's disease (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Entyvio)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Crohn's disease (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Crohn's disease (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
pain (13) abdominal pain (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Crohn's disease (12)

Data from patients with Crohn's disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Crohn's disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (40 evaluations)
Side effects
weakened immune system psoriasis 27 more
Total evaluations
40
Tried for
Crohn's disease (66)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (23 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal bloating alternating constipation and diarrhea 10 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
Crohn's disease (45) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (14 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain hunger 26 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Crohn's disease (28) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (14 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue anaphylaxis 9 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Crohn's disease (28) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (17 evaluations)
Side effects
mood swings irritability 21 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
Crohn's disease (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (14 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue weakened immune system 14 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Crohn's disease (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Entyvio)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (13 evaluations)
Side effects
cough hair loss 3 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Crohn's disease (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (6 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain constipation 8 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Crohn's disease (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anxiety and frustration bowel irritability 20 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (13) abdominal pain (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (11 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea abdominal pain 11 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
Crohn's disease (12)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Crohn's disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Crohn's disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 111
20s 567
30s 958
40s 1,409
50s 1,360
60s 703
70+ 190
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 750
20-29 years 563
30-39 years 260
40-49 years 180
50-59 years 87
60-69 years 26
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1,314
Female 4,020

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,243
Not Diagnosed 52

These charts show data from Crohn's disease patients who have completed their condition history
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