|Source||Humanized (from mouse)|
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|ATC code||L04AB05 (WHO)|
|Molar mass||47,750 g/mol|
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Certolizumab pegol  (CDP870, tradename Cimzia) is a therapeutic monoclonal antibody to tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), for the treatment of Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis, manufactured by UCB.
Approvals and indications
- Crohn's Disease
- On April 22, 2008, the U.S. FDA approved Cimzia for the treatment of Crohn's disease in people who did not respond sufficiently or adequately to standard therapy.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- On June 26, 2009, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) issued a positive opinion recommending that the European Commission grant a marketing authorisation for Cimzia for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis only - the CHMP refused approval for the treatment of Crohn's disease. The marketing authorisation was granted to UCB Pharma SA on October 1, 2009.
- Psoriatic arthritis
- On September 27, 2013, the U.S. FDA approved Cimzia for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.
Method of action
- Crohn's disease
- Positive results have been demonstrated in two phase III trials (PRECiSE 1 and 2) of certolizumab pegol versus placebo in moderate to severe active Crohn's disease.
- Axial spondyloarthritis
- In 2013, a phase 3 double blind randomized placebo-controlled study found significantly positive results in patient self-reported questionnaires, with rapid improvement of function and pain reduction, in patients with axial spondyloarthritis.
Significant side effects occur in 2% of people who take the medication.
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