The recommended loading dose of CIMZIA® (certolizumab pegol) for
adults with moderate to severe CD is 400 mg (given as 2 subcutaneous injections
of 200 mg) initially and at weeks 2 and 4. In patients who obtain a clinical response,
the recommended maintenance regimen is 400 mg every 4 weeks.
Important Safety Consideration
Anaphylaxis or serious allergic reactions may occur. Some of these reactions occurred after the first administration of CIMZIA. Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported rarely following CIMZIA administration.
CIMZIA is indicated for reducing signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease and maintaining clinical response in adult patients with moderately to severely active disease who have had inadequate response to conventional therapy.
IMPORTANT SAFETY CONSIDERATION
Serious and sometimes fatal side effects have been reported with CIMZIA, including tuberculosis (TB), bacterial sepsis, invasive fungal infections (such as histoplasmosis), and infections due to other opportunistic pathogens (such as Legionella or Listeria). Patients should be closely monitored for the signs and symptoms of infection during and after treatment with CIMZIA. Lymphoma and other malignancies, some fatal, have been reported in children and adolescent patients treated with TNF blockers, of which CIMZIA is a member. CIMZIA is not indicated for use in pediatric patients.
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