IBD Medication Guide



Brand Name(s)


Drug Class


How taken

Intravenous infusion (IV) for initial dosage; Injection for maintenance therapy

Used for

Moderate to severe Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis

Recommendations for Pregnancy

Limited human data; No adverse effects or risks in animal studies

Recommendations for Lactation

No human data

Medication indication

Indicated for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy Also indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis.

Indicated for pediatric use


Most common side effects

Common side effects include upper respiratory infections, headache, tiredness, itching, vomiting, vaginal yeast infections, urinary tract infections, redness at the injection site


Rare side effects include reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (this is a reversible syndrome that can include headache, altered mental functioning, seizures, and loss of vision).

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