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How is natalizumab (Tysabri) used to treat Crohn's disease?

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Your doctor may recommend this drug if you have moderate to severe Crohn's disease with signs of inflammation. If you take it, don’t use other biologics or other drugs that block your immune system. You get it 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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