Many people learn to cope with symptoms of Crohn's disease that could be avoided
by switching medications or starting on a new treatment. It's important to know
that your therapeutic needs may change over time. What works at one point during
your illness may not be effective during another stage of the disease. That's why
it's so important to keep the lines of communication with your doctor open and regularly
discuss how your Crohn’s symptoms are affecting you.
There have been cases of unusual cancers in children and teenage patients using
TNF-blockers. For people taking TNF-blockers, including CIMZIA, the chances of getting
lymphoma may increase. People with RA, especially more serious RA, may have a higher
chance for getting a kind of cancer called lymphoma. CIMZIA is not approved for
use in pediatric patients.
Heart failure, including new heart failure or worsening of heart failure, has been reported in people taking CIMZIA. Symptoms include shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, or sudden weight gain.
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