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What Is Certolizumab Pegol Used For?

Certolizumab pegol is a medication that is licensed to treat Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis. It is not a cure, but can be used to help decrease inflammation and relieve the symptoms of these conditions. Healthcare providers may also occasionally use the medication "off-label" for other conditions. Off-label uses of certolizumab pegol include the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Behcet's disease.

What Is Certolizumab Pegol Used For?

Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia®) is a prescription medication approved for treating the following conditions, in adults:
 
 

Using Certolizumab Pegol for Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a type of "inflammatory bowel disease," or "IBD." There are several different types of IBD, with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis being the most common. They all cause chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Although much research is underway, Crohn's disease causes are not well understood.
 
Depending on how serious your condition is, your healthcare provider may recommend one or several different treatments. These treatments include:
 
Although certolizumab pegol is not a Crohn's cure, it is approved to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderately-to-severely active Crohn's disease in adults.
 
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