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 often involves a chronic cycle featuring episodes of worsening symptoms (including abdominal pain and diarrhea) followed by asymptomatic periods (i.e. remission).

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
48
Tried for
Crohn's disease (48)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
Crohn's disease (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
Crohn's disease (21) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Crohn's disease (18)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Crohn's disease (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Trexall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Crohn's disease (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)

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 nausea 27 more
Total evaluations
40
Tried for
Crohn's disease (48)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (12 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal bloating alternating constipation and diarrhea 7 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Crohn's disease (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (11 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain moon face 19 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
Crohn's disease (21) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (6 evaluations)
Side effects
anaphylaxis dry skin 4 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Crohn's disease (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (17 evaluations)
Side effects
mood swings irritability 20 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
Crohn's disease (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Entyvio)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (15 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal cramps cough 8 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
Crohn's disease (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (8 evaluations)
Side effects
weakened immune system aftertaste 7 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Crohn's disease (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (5 evaluations)
Side effects
migraine headaches rash on neck
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Crohn's disease (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Trexall)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (8 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea abdominal pain 7 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Crohn's disease (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
anxiety and frustration bowel irritability 16 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (6)
  • 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 79
20s 518
30s 975
40s 1413
50s 1494
60s 848
70+ 252
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 756
20-29 years 576
30-39 years 268
40-49 years 187
50-59 years 91
60-69 years 25
70+ years 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1393
Female 4225

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2298
Not Diagnosed 59

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