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 57 31
Crohn's disease 22 17
Ankylosing spondylitis 7 7
Psoriatic arthritis 7 6
Psoriasis 4 3
Behcet's disease 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
4
Moderate
10
Mild
19
None
30

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Certolizumab

Side effect Patients
Headaches 3
Fatigue 2
Flu like symptoms 2
Infection 2
Rash on arm 2
Blurry vision 1

Show all 36 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Certolizumab

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

Why patients stopped taking Certolizumab

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 26
Doctor's advice 13
Side effects too severe 5
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 37 patients who've stopped taking Certolizumab

Duration

Currently taking Certolizumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Certolizumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 58
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 29
Not at all hard to take 23
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 10
$25-49 4
< $25 28
Not specified 20

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Certolizumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira) 15
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 5
Infliximab (Remicade) 4
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 2
Golimumab (Simponi SmartJect) 2

Show all 15 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
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Certolizumab.