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How are infliximab (Remicade), infliximab-abda (Renflexis), and Infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra) used to treat Crohn's disease?

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These drugs can lessen your symptoms. They may also help heal and reduce your number of fistulas. These are sores that form tunnels between parts of your intestines, or from the intestines to your organs or skin. They often become infected and drain pus, mucus, or stool. You get them by IV.

From: Biologics For Crohn's Disease Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology, Practice Guidelines: "Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults."

Amgen Prescribing Information, Amjevita.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Biologic Therapies," "Understanding IBD Medications and Side Effects."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on October 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology, Practice Guidelines: "Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults."

Amgen Prescribing Information, Amjevita.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Biologic Therapies," "Understanding IBD Medications and Side Effects."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on October 10, 2018

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What are the side effects of infliximab (Remicade), infliximab-abda (Renflexis), and Infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra) for Crohn's disease?

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