Goals of Crohn's disease treatment
The medical community has identified several goals for Crohn's disease (CD) treatment.
If you have just been diagnosed with Crohn's, the first priority is to relieve your
symptoms. Once this has been successfully achieved, the goal is to prevent further
flare-ups and improve your overall health-related quality of life.
Goals of CD treatment include:
- Relieve symptoms
- Maintain remission (prevent future flare-ups)
- Improve quality of life
Are you satisfied with your CD treatment?
Think about how Crohn's is affecting your life. Do you trust your gut? Can you still
do the things you love? If not, it may be time to consider making a change to your
Since Crohn's is a chronic condition, treatment is often lifelong. As a result,
many people find that they need to change treatment over time. One common reason
is that the medicine they are taking may not work well enough to control their Crohn's
symptoms. When this happens, your doctor may try to increase your dose before trying
another medication. Dose increases may be a signal that you are no longer responding
to a medication.
If this happens to you, talk to your doctor about your options for gaining control of your Crohn's symptoms. One of these options may be CIMZIA. CIMZIA is not a steroid. It is a biologic prescription treatment that is injected. Ask your doctor about the benefits and risks of starting CIMZIA.
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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