Biologics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
How It Works
These medicines stop a protein that increases inflammation in the body. They block the inflammatory response that happens in Reference Crohn's disease Opens New Window and Reference ulcerative colitis Opens New Window. They are given as a shot. Infliximab and natalizumab are given as a shot in a vein (Reference intravenous, or IV Opens New Window). Adalimumab and certolizumab are given as a shot under the skin (subcutaneous).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology