Actemra works by helping reduce the effects of a substance in the body which can cause inflammation. It can be administered by itself or with methotrexate and other non-biologic medications. It is commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Benlysta is a biologic which reduces certain cells in your immune system which aid in making lupus active. Adding it to other Lupus medications can maximize treatment outcomes.
Cimzia (Certolizumab) is a biologic medication which reduces the effects of a substance in the body causing inflammation. It is a fragment of a monoclonal antibody specific to tumor necrosis factor alpha. Commonly used to treat Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and in adult patients who have not tolerated other medications.
Entyvio focuses on the GI tract, blocking the movement of white blood cells located in the gut which helps control inflammation. It may reduce symptoms, induce and maintain remission, heal intestinal lining or allow patients to reduce or stop the use of corticosteroids. For co-pay assistance, click below.
IVIG is considered “biologics” because they are made of antibodies which have been extracted from blood donations from 3,000-10,000 healthy donors. IVIG therapy is used to treat autoimmune disorders, immunodeficiencies and idiopathic diseases (diseases of unknown cause), as well as neurological diseases, infections and complications of organ transplants.
Orencia prevents your body’s immune system from attacking healthy tissue. It can aid patients who are achieving relief through their current RA regimens. It is not used as a cure for any autoimmune disorder and will only treat the symptoms of the condition.
Prolia is a human-derived antibody which inactivates the body’s bone-breakdown mechanism. It is typically administered twice a year to postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and high risk of fracture, patients with osteoporosis that other treatments have failed and patients who cannot tolerate other osteoporosis treatments.
Remicade is one of the most widely prescribed infusion medications. It is a biologic utilized in helping patients manage rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis.
Rituxan is a genetically engineered chimeric/human monoclonal antibody. It is used in combination with other cancer medications to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Stelara is a human monoclonal antibody used to treat plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and crohn’s disease.
Simponi Aria targets, binds with and blocks excess TNF-alpha (tumor necrosis factor-alpha) which helps control inflammation and reduce symptoms. It is commonly used in patients with autoimmune diseases.
Stelara is a human monoclonal antibody used to treat plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s disease.
Tysabri works by impairing the ability of inflammatory immune cells to attach to and pass through the cell layers lining the intestines and brain/spinal cord. It is a laboratory-produced antibody and has been proven effective in treating MS symptoms, while preventing relapse, vision loss and cognitive decline. It is also used to treat Crohn’s disease.