Common side-effects include injection site reactions such as redness, rash, swelling itching, pain or bruising; upper respiratory infections (including sinus infections); headaches, rash, and nausea.
Serious infections have included tuberculosis (TB) and other infections such as viruses, fungi, or bacteria that have spread throughout the body. For children and adults, the chance of getting lymphoma and other cancers may increase.
Biologics for IBD
Biologics are antibodies grown in the laboratory that stop specific proteins in the body from causing inflammation. Their mechanisms of action are more precisely targeted to the factors responsible for IBD.