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How can you work with your doctor when using biologics to treat Crohn's disease?

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If your doctor prescribes a biologic, he or she will keep close tabs on you to be sure the treatment works safely and effectively. So keep all appointments for lab work and doctor visits. Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter drugs you take, as well as any supplements or natural remedies. Anything you take can affect the way other medications or supplements work. Don’t take anything new without talking to your doctor first. Also, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Let your doctor know if your symptoms get worse or if you notice any new ones.

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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