IBD Medication Guide



Brand Name(s)

Avsola™ (Biosimilar to Remicade®)

Drug Class


How taken

Injection under the skin (subcutaneous)

Used for

Moderate to severe Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

Recommendations for Pregnancy

Effects to fetus are unknown

Recommendations for Lactation

Present in breast milk; talk to your doctor

Medication indication

Indicated for the treatment of adults and children with moderately-to-severely active Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

Indicated for pediatric use


Most common side effects

Common side-effects include injection site reactions such as redness, rash, swelling, itching, pain, or bruising; upper respiratory infections (including sinus infections); headaches, rash, nausea. Rare side effects include lupus-like syndrome.


Serious infections have included tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by viruses, fungi. Lupus-like reactions, and liver problem are rare but have also been reported. Another rare risk is cancer known as hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma

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