Biologics are medicinal substances that are developed using biological processes. Biologics are often used to treat arthritis and psoriasis and as vaccines. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how biologics work, who should and shouldn't use them, side effects, and much more.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Are You Getting the Nutrients You Need?
It can be hard to get all the vitamins and minerals you need if you have rheumatoid arthritis. A guide to common nutrient deficiencies in people with RA and how to deal with them.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Avoiding 6 Common Mistakes
From not seeing a rheumatologist to not getting the right medication, here are six mistakes to avoid when you have RA.
RA and Your Overall Health: What to Watch For
Heart disease. Eye problems. Osteoporosis. What to watch for when you have RA.
If Your RA Biologic Doesn’t Help Enough: What Next?
Biologic drugs have altered the course of rheumatoid arthritis for many people, but what happens if you try one and it doesn't work?
Biologics and RA: Risks and Rewards
Learn how biologics work to suppress an overactive immune system, and the benefits and side effects of using a biologic to treat your RA.
Surgery for Crohn’s Disease
Understanding the risks and benefits of Crohn’s disease surgery, when it’s recommended, and what kinds of surgery may help with Crohn’s symptoms.
Crohn's Disease: Your Treatment Options
Medications to help slow the progression and reduce pain and diarrhea of Crohn's disease.
Taking a Biologic for Crohn's Disease: Risks and Benefits
Weighing the risks and rewards of taking biologics for Crohn’s disease.
RA and Biologics
Biologics stave off crippling RA symptoms in some patients.
Side Effects of RA Biologics
Arthritis Foundation President John H. Klippel, MD, explains the side effects of RA biologic drugs.
Living With a Biologic
Learn how you can stay well while being treated with a biologic.
Is My Biologic Working?
Biologics aren’t for everyone. Learn about how it could be successful for you.