Which immunosuppressors do you use to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis? In which order of priority and how worried are you about toxicity?

@article{Schoelmerich1998WhichID,
  title={Which immunosuppressors do you use to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis? In which order of priority and how worried are you about toxicity?},
  author={Juergen Schoelmerich},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={1998},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={248-52; discussion 253-4}
}
In severe and steroid-refractory UC, intravenous cyclosporin A is an effective tool to induce rapid remission. Short-term side effects can be dealt with, and decisions on further treatment can be made without emergency. AZA/6-MP can be used in steroid-dependent or chronically active disease and probably to maintain cyclosporin A-induced remission if surgery… CONTINUE READING