When would I take a biologic?

IBD is a journey, and everyone has a different experience. We've learned that biologics can play a role in this journey.

For some patients, earlier use of a biologic may maximize the benefits and help prevent future problems (such as need for surgery or hospitalization). For others, it may be better to start with non-biologic medicines such as aminosalicylates or immunomodulators, then switch to a biologic if these do not work. When to use a biologic, if at all, should ultimately be a decision between you and your doctor.