What is Cimzia?
Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) is a prescription drug that can reduce the signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease and treat moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), active psoriatic arthritis, and active ankylosing spondylitis.
How does Cimzia Work?
Cimzia is a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker. Cimzia prevents TNF from causing or worsening your inflammation. Cimzia can lower the ability of the immune system to fight infections, but this is uncommon.
How is it Used?
Evenity is an injectable drug administered under the skin every month for one year by a healthcare provider. Common side effects include headaches and joint pains, but the medicine is generally very well tolerated.