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.
Crohn's Disease: 7 Tips for Avoiding a Flare
Tips to help you avoid a Crohn's disease flare and other symptoms.
Crohn’s Disease: What to Do When You're First Diagnosed
Easy steps to take to live as normally as possible with Crohn's disease, including having a doctor nearby, packing an emergency kit, and knowing where public bathrooms are located.
Find the Right Doctor to Treat Your RA
WebMD offers tips for choosing a rheumatologist or other doctor to treat your RA.
How to Get Help Paying For Your RA Meds
Learn why biologics, a class of drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, are expensive and where to find help paying for them.
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: Choosing a Biologic
What is a biologic? Which biologics are used for Crohn's? Who should take one? Get answers to these commonly asked questions about biologics.
Crohn's Disease: Your Treatment Options
Medications to help slow the progression and reduce pain and diarrhea of Crohn's disease.
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.
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.
Is My Biologic Working?
Biologics aren’t for everyone. Learn about how it could be successful for you.
How Do Biologics Work?
Did your doctor prescribe a biologic? Here’s what they do.