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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sadaf Sharfaei M.D.[2], Mohamad Alkateb, MBBCh [3]

Overview

The mainstay of treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis is surgery. However, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as sulindac and celecoxib are recommended to decrease the size and number of colon polyps.

Medical Therapy

The mainstay of treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis is surgery. Pharmacologic medical therapies for familial adenomatous polyposis include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) decrease the size and number of colon polyps.[1][2]

  • Preferred regimen (1): Celecoxib 400-600 mg q12h for 6 months[3]
  • Preferred regimen (2): Sulindac 75-150 mg q12h for 4 years

References

  1. King JE, Dozois RR, Lindor NM, Ahlquist DA (2000). "Care of patients and their families with familial adenomatous polyposis". Mayo Clin. Proc. 75 (1): 57–67. doi:10.4065/75.1.57. PMID 10630758.
  2. Half, Elizabeth; Bercovich, Dani; Rozen, Paul (2009). "Familial adenomatous polyposis". Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 4 (1): 22. doi:10.1186/1750-1172-4-22. ISSN 1750-1172.
  3. Amos-Landgraf JM, Kwong LN, Kendziorski CM, Reichelderfer M, Torrealba J, Weichert J, Haag JD, Chen KS, Waller JL, Gould MN, Dove WF (2007). "A target-selected Apc-mutant rat kindred enhances the modeling of familial human colon cancer". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 104 (10): 4036–41. doi:10.1073/pnas.0611690104. PMC 1805486. PMID 17360473.

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