Treatment: Certolizumab Pegol (Cimzia)

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Certolizumab Pegol (Cimzia)

Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia) is an injectable medication that helps to reduce inflammation in the body. Certolizumab pegol, also known by the brand name Cimzia, blocks the effects of a substance called TNF, which triggers inflammation. Cimzia also affects the immune system and reduces the levels of blood cells that help the body to defend against infections. Certolizumab pegol is FDA approved to manage the symptoms of the digestive disorder Crohn's disease when other treatments have proven ineffective. Certolizumab pegol/Cimzia may also be used to manage the symptoms of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Certolizumab pegol is a liquid medication that is injected into the skin, typically into the thigh or belly area.

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Last updated on Oct 05 2011 at 07:29
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