If you have moderate to severe Crohn’s disease that has been resistant to oral medications, biologic drugs can be a good option to help make your Crohn's symptoms go away and prevent new flare-ups. To do this, they attack enzymes or proteins that inflame your intestine.
Biologics don't suppress your whole immune system, as steroids tend to. While they are less likely to cause major side effects, potentially dangerous side effects are possible.
After a diagnosis with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you'll have plenty of questions. You may not remember them all, so WebMD has prepared 10 questions for you to print out and take to your next doctor appointment.
Could any condition other than IBD be causing my symptoms?
Do I have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?
What parts of my digestive system are affected at this point?
What medications do you recommend?