Cimzia is a prescription medicine called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker used in adults to:
– Lessen the signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) in adults who have not been helped enough by usual treatments
– Treat moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
– Treat active psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
– Treat active ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
– Treat active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) with measures of inflammation
– Treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PsO) in adults who may benefit from taking injections or pills (systemic therapy) or phototherapy (treatment using ultraviolet light alone or with pills)
Cimzia is a biologic, meaning it is a drug derived from living sources that copy the effects of substances naturally made by your body’s immune system. As an anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) biologic, Cimzia works to block TNF, which may cause or worsen inflammation.
Cimzia comes as lyophilized powder or as a solution in a prefilled syringe for injection.
Each dose of Cimzia will be given as 1 or 2 separate injections under the skin (subcutaneous injection) in your stomach area (abdomen) or upper thighs. Dosing frequency depends on the reason you are prescribed Cimzia, but is typically every 2 to 4 weeks.
Potential Side Effects
The most common side effects of Cimzia include upper respiratory infections (flu, cold), rash, and urinary tract infections (bladder infections). Cimzia is a prescription medicine called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker that can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. Some people who received Cimzia have developed serious infections, including tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria that have spread throughout the body. Your healthcare provider should test you for TB before starting Cimzia. For people who receive TNF blockers, including Cimzia, the chances of getting certain types of cancers may increase.
For a full list of potential side effects, please see the Important Safety Information and Medication Guide on the Cimzia website.
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