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Cimzia is a medication that is used for treating Crohn's disease in people who have not responded well to other treatments. It is also approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Occasionally, healthcare providers may recommend off-label uses of Cimzia, such as for treating ulcerative colitis.
Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) is a prescription medication approved for treating the following conditions in adults:
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 treatment options include:
- Medications (see Crohn's Disease Medications)
- Dietary changes (see Crohn's Disease Diet)
- Lifestyle changes (see Living With Crohn's Disease)
- Nutritional supplementation
- Surgery (see Crohn's Disease Surgery).
Although Cimzia 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 who have not responded adequately to other treatments.