In a clinical trial, more patients who responded and continued on CIMZIA versus placebo showed noticeable
improvement in signs and symptoms of moderate to severe Crohn's disease at 26 weeks. Nearly half of those
patients who continued to take CIMZIA were in remission at 26 weeks.
If your doctor has recently prescribed CIMZIA, you may have questions. Get the
information and support you need for a smooth transition into treatment with CIMZIA:
Things to know before starting CIMZIA Crohn's disease treatment
Because it affects your immune system, CIMZIA can make you more susceptible to infection.
You should not start CIMZIA if you have an infection or are being treated for an
Before starting CIMZIA, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including
While taking CIMZIA:
- Your doctor should watch for signs or symptoms of TB
- You should not receive a live vaccine
- Call your doctor right away if you get an infection or
any symptoms of an infection, or if you have any open cuts or sores
Before starting CIMZIA, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions as
well as all the medicines you take. Be sure to include prescription and nonprescription
medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you
take: Kineret® (anakinra), Orencia® (abatacept), Rituxan®
(rituximab), or Tysabri® (natalizumab). You have a higher chance
for serious infections when taking CIMZIA with these medicines. You should not take
CIMZIA while you take one of these medicines.
After starting CIMZIA, if you get an infection, any sign of an infection including
a fever, cough, flu-like symptoms, or have open cuts or sores on your body, call
your doctor right away. CIMZIA can make you more likely to get infections or make
any infection that you may have worse. Patients 65 years of age or older, patients
with other long-term medical conditions, or taking certain other drugs that affect
the immune system, such as corticosteroids or methotrexate, may be at a greater
risk of infection.
Also tell your doctor if you are taking a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker such
as Remicade® (infliximab), Humira® (adalimumab), Enbrel® (etanercept),
or Simponi® (golimumab). You should not take CIMZIA while you take
one of these medicines.
Serious infections have happened in patients taking CIMZIA, including tuberculosis
(TB) and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria that have spread throughout
the body. Some patients have died from these infections. Please read
the CIMZIA Important Safety Information
for additional information on CIMZIA and discuss it with your doctor.
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