Medications for Celiac Disease

The information provided here is meant to give you a general idea about each of the medications listed below. Only the most general side effects are included, so ask your doctor if you need to take any special precautions. Use each of these medications as recommended by your doctor, or according to the instructions provided. If you have further questions about usage or side effects, contact your doctor.

Prescription Medications

In severe cases of celiac disease, corticosteroids (usually Prednisone) are used to help control intestinal inflammation.

Corticosteroids

  • Prednisone
  • Apo-Prednisone

Prednisone is given to control inflammation of the intestinal lining in severe cases of celiac disease. This medication can be given in tablet or liquid form. It is best taken at the same time (or times) each day. It should be taken with liquid or food to lessen stomach upset.

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