Biologic drugs in IBD

Biological drugs (also known as biotherapeutics or biopharmaceuticals) are a form of treatment for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - IBD). In general they are prescribed for people with moderate to severe IBD when other treatments have not worked. This information sheet gives a brief overview of the different biological drugs used in IBD, and looks in more detail at ‘biosimilars’ – a new type of biological drug that has become available recently.

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