Risks and Side Effects of Medical Therapy

  • Tracey E. Peterson
  • Corey A. SiegelEmail author


The risks of treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are of concern for both patients and providers. Overall, IBD treatments are safe, but there are a range of important potential side effects that need to be discussed with patients. This chapter will review the risks associated with aminosalicylates, corticosteroids, immunomodulators, biologics, and the newer small molecules. In addition to discussing these possible adverse events, guidance is offered on the best methods for communicating these risks to patients.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterLebanonUSA

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