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What are biologics for Crohn's disease?

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These drugs affect your immune system. But they focus just on parts of your immune system in your gut.

Doctors use biologics if you have moderate to severe Crohn's that hasn’t responded well to other medications. They also use them to treat open, draining fistulas.

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Immunomodulators," "Crohn's Disease Medication Options," "Biologic Therapies."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What are the treatments for Crohn's Disease?"

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

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Immunomodulators," "Crohn's Disease Medication Options," "Biologic Therapies."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What are the treatments for Crohn's Disease?"

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

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

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