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.
Biologics For Crohn's Disease Treatment
What are biologic drugs? How do they control Crohn's disease?
Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Biologics are a type of medication derived or synthesized from living biological organisms. They come in a wide variety of types and can help relieve arthritis symptoms. Learn more about the benefits and risks of biologics at WebMD.
Crohn's Disease: Tips for Avoiding a Flare
The best time to stop a Crohn's disease flare is before it starts. Once one begins, quick action may keep it from getting worse. Find out how to manage relapses when you have Crohn's.
Crohn’s Disease: What to Do When You're First Diagnosed
Learn what you can do to make life easier with Crohn's disease.
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.
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.
Crohn's Disease: Your Treatment Options
Medications to help slow the progression and reduce pain and diarrhea of Crohn's disease.
New Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis: What's in the Pipeline
The latest on research and development about oral biologics to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Side Effects of RA Biologics
Arthritis Foundation President John H. Klippel, MD, explains the side effects of RA biologic drugs.
RA and Biologics
Biologics stave off crippling RA symptoms in some patients.
How Do Biologics Work?
Did your doctor prescribe a biologic? Here’s what they do.
Is My Biologic Working?
Biologics aren’t for everyone. Learn about how it could be successful for you.