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How is certolizumab pegol (Cimzia) used to treat Crohn's disease?

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This drug reduces symptoms of moderate to severe Crohn’s disease. It also helps to keep them from returning. You get it by a shot under the skin.

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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