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Axial spondyloarthritis

Cimzia is the first anti-TNF to demonstrate sustained remission at a reduced maintenance dose.1-8

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Cimzia is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with severe active axial spondyloarthritis1

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Women of childbearing age

Reducing the treatment burden for women of childbearing age

Due to the emerging biosimilar market, trusts are being encouraged to use the best value biologic as the first line option.9 In addition to financial costs, it is important to consider the wider impact on the patient, their family and the NHS when a patient is on a treatment journey e.g. switching treatments, repeated hospital visits, loss of work days.10

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References

  1. Cimzia® Summary of Product Characteristics. [Accessed October 2022].
  2. Landewé R, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020;79(7):920–928.
  3. Enbrel® Summary of Product Characteristics. [Accessed October 2022].
  4. Remicade® Summary of Product Characteristics. [Accessed October 2022].
  5. Humira® Summary of Product Characteristics. [Accessed October 2022].
  6. Cosentyx® Summary of Product Characteristics. [Accessed October 2022].
  7. Taltz® Summary of Product Characteristics. [Accessed October 2022].
  8. Simpon Summary of Product Characteristics. [Accessed October 2022].
  9. NHS England 2017 Commissioning framework for biological medicines (including biosimilar medicines) https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/biosimilar-medicines-commissioning-framework.pdf [Accessed October 2022]
  10. NHS RightCare Musculoskeletal (MSK) Workstream https://www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/workstreams/musculoskeletal-msk/ [Accessed October 2022]
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Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk and hpra.ie/homepage/about-us/report-an-issue.

Adverse events should also be reported to UCB Pharma Ltd Email: UCBCares.UK@ucb.com and UCBCares.IE@ucb.com.

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Date of preparation: October 2022
IE-P-CZ-AS-2100009