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What is certolizumab pegol?

Certolizumab pegol is a prescription medication used to treat Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It belongs to the type of medication called a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker. It works by blocking the body's reaction to TNF, a natural substance that can trigger inflammation. Certolizumab is given as an injection administered by a medical professional. The brand name of certolizumab is Cimzia.

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