Biologic Therapies

Biologic Therapies
Use: induce and maintain remission


    1. Infliximab (Remicade): an IV infusion which are given at regular intervals. The infusions take a total of approximately 4 hours to complete
    2. remicae-1

    3. Adalimumab (Humira): a subcutaneous injection that occurs every 7 to 14 days
      1. Tips

        1. Ice site prior to injection
        2. Some report less pain with syringes than the auto-injector pen
        3. Rotate site of injection
        4. Side effects include: redness, itching, bruising, pain, or swelling at the injection site


    Side effects for Biologic Therapies include: immune suppression which could cause infections, hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis), reactive tuberculosis (TB) – (TB skin test and chest x-ray prior to assess for TB), lymphoma (rare), expensive

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    REMINDER: This information is intended to provide general information and should not be used to base a diagnosis or treatment. Please consult the doctors about your specific condition and the approach for treatment.