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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) 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
80
Tried for
Crohn's disease (80)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
59
Tried for
Crohn's disease (59) Abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
42
Tried for
Crohn's disease (42) Abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
33
Tried for
Crohn's disease (33)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
Crohn's disease (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
Crohn's disease (25) Abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Pain (14) Abdominal pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Crohn's disease (15)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cimzia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Crohn's disease (13)

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 (42 evaluations)
Side effects
Immune system weak Fatigue 25 more
Total evaluations
42
Tried for
Crohn's disease (80)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Headaches 16 more
Total evaluations
36
Tried for
Crohn's disease (59) Abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (22 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Joint pain 21 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
Crohn's disease (42) Abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Irritability Mood swings 28 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
Crohn's disease (33)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Fever Acid reflux 21 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
Crohn's disease (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Insomnia 22 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
Crohn's disease (25) Abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Anxiety and frustration 23 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (14) Abdominal pain (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Constipation 8 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Crohn's disease (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Entyvio)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Cough Hair loss 3 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
Crohn's disease (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Cimzia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Rash on arm Flu like symptoms 8 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Crohn's disease (13)
  • 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
<20 131
20s 552
30s 919
40s 1,353
50s 1,211
60s 611
70+ 140
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 725
20-29 years 525
30-39 years 228
40-49 years 153
50-59 years 71
60-69 years 20
70+ years 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

75% Female
25% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,987
Not Diagnosed 51

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