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Is Cimzia a good medication for Crohn's?

What side effects (short-term and long-term) of using Cimzia do people experience?

  1. Hi , thanks for the question! There are some side effects associated with Cimzia and they are all outlined in the link below along with some other information as well. The list of side effects is near the bottom of the article.

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/treatment/medications/cimzia/

    I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

    I hope you're doing well today,
    Crystal (IBD team member)

    1. I can only speak from experience here. There are some times I may get a bit tired after a shot but otherwise I haven't really had side fx that I can tell.

      That said, just being on it, does make you susceptible to other things. In the six years or so I've been on it I got shingles, mono, and covid. Could be a coincidence.

      But I suspect my lowered immune system made me susceptible. With mono, for example, I'd already had it once, so it was weird to get it.

      Anyway, you do have to watch out for some serious possible side fx, as with all biologics, but, all that being said, the benefits, for me, seem to outweigh the drawbacks.

      1. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

        Best,
        Matt (Team Member)

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