What is Certolizumab?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Cimzia

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Certolizumab is an injectable product that can be used to treat a number of autoimmune conditions including: Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Rheumatoid arthritis 61 33
Crohn's disease 24 19
Ankylosing spondylitis 8 7
Psoriatic arthritis 7 6
Psoriasis 4 3
Behcet's disease 1 0

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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 12
Mild 19
None 32

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Certolizumab

Side effect Patients
Headaches 4
Fatigue 3
Rash on arm 2
Blurry vision 1
Breathing difficulty 1
Chest pressure 1

Show all 27 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Certolizumab

Dosage Patients
400 mg monthly 5
200 mg monthly 2
200 mg every other week 2
400 mg every other week 2
400 mg every 3 weeks 1
200 mg weekly 1
400 mg one time 1

Why patients stopped taking Certolizumab

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 27
Doctor's advice 13
Side effects too severe 6
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 39 patients who've stopped taking Certolizumab

Duration

Currently taking Certolizumab

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Certolizumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 62
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 30
Not at all hard to take 24
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 11
$25-49 4
< $25 29
Not specified 22

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Certolizumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira) 17
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 5
Infliximab (Remicade) 5
Golimumab (Simponi SmartJect) 3
Abatacept (Orencia) 2

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Certolizumab and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Abatacept (Orencia) 2
Adalimumab (Humira) 2
Rituximab (Rituxan) 2
Tocilizumab (Actemra) 2
Tofacitinib (Xeljanz) 2

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Certolizumab.