What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injections used for?

Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) Certolizumab, a biological drug, very expensive, used to treat some auto-immune diseases in selected cases.

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What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection 2x200 mg used for?

Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) it isn't used for Crohn's disease which is an inflammatory bowel disorder. Read more...
Http://www.cimzia.com/ CIMZIA (certolizumab pegol) is a TNF-blocker used in adult patients to: 1) Lessen signs & symptoms of moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease; 2) Treat moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis; 3) Treat active psoriatic arthritis; 4) Treat active ankylosing spondylitis. For more info, see full prescribing information, as found at: http://www.cimzia.com/ Read more...

Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) 200? Uguale a humira?

Similar medications. Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) and Humira both work by blocking tnf alpha. They are similar medications but not the same. They should not be used together. They both increase the risk of infection. They both increase the risk from tuberculosis. Read more...

Can you get a flu shot while taking cimzia (certolizumab pegol)?

Check with doctor. A person taking Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) should not get a live virus vaccine, such as the FluMist nasal spray. Flu shots are not alive, so a flu shot should be ok, but one should first check with the doctor prescribing the cimzia (certolizumab pegol). Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) can lower the immune system's ability to fight certain infections. Read more...
Rule. A good rule of thumb is to avoid live vaccinations such the nasal flu vaccine while taking a biologic response modifier (cimzia, enbrel, etc.). The flu shot is not a live vaccine. Another good rule would be to try to have all vaccines up to date before starting a biologic drug. Read more...