Current treatment options
That’s why it’s so important to have safe, effective drugs to help manage the symptoms, and hopefully one day even lead to a cure for IBD. While there is no cure for the condition yet, a combination of medications can be used to treat the symptoms of IBD and pave the way to remission, though there’s always a chance symptoms will return. Current treatment typically involves a combination of anti-inflammatory medications, nutritional modifications, and sometimes antibiotics and immune system suppressors. Many people also end up taking pain relievers and supplements such as iron and calcium.