Why is certolizumab pegol prescribed?

The medication certolizumab is prescribed to treat psoriatic arthritis, moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. In the case of Crohn's disease, certolizumab is usually given if other treatments have not been effective. Certolizumab is sold under the brand name Cimzia.

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