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How to Avoid Making Crohn's Disease Worse

Be careful of OTC medication

Some over the-counter medications may interfere with Crohn’s medication you are taking. Also, certain pain relievers, to include aspirin and NSAIDs such Motrin and Aleve, can worsen the inflammation of the digestive-intestinal tract and even cause further bleeding.

Tylenol and Celebrex appear to be safe for those with Crohn’s disease. However, discuss your pain-relief needs with your Gastroenterologist for medical input. Also, check with him/her to assure that any other OTCs you take are compatible with your Crohn’s medication regimen.