Biologics are among the most effective type of medicines used to treat IBD. More than half of patients have improvement in their symptoms after starting these medicines.
Currently, the following six biologics are commonly used:
- Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol)
- Entyvio® (vedolizumab)
- Humira® (adalimumab)
- Remicade® (infliximab)
- Simponi® (golimumab)
- Stelara® (ustekinumab)
Research has found that using biologics can heal the intestinal tract, lowering the chances of hospitalization and surgery.