Biologic Medications

What they are, how they work, and who might benefit

When your current treatment isn’t providing you with the relief you need, it may be time to see what’s next. It may be time to consider a biologic medication.

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Conditions covered on this website include severe asthma, food allergy, atopic dermatitis, chronic urticaria, gastrointestinal diseases and severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. This website does not address all inflammatory conditions, nor is it an all-inclusive list of all biologic medications. We will add more treatments and conditions as they become available.

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What are biologic medications?

Biologics target specific cells, proteins and pathways that cause inflammation in your body. These medications are developed from cells of living organisms such as humans, animals or microorganisms.

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How do biologic medications work?

Biologics all work a little differently. They target inflammation in the body at the source.

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How are biologic medications different from traditional medications?

Biologics are targeted therapies. They are manufactured to be very specialized to the condition they treat.

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How do I find out if I should use a biologic medication?

Talk to your healthcare provider or healthcare team. Ask about biologic medications and whether they are right for you.

How do I get started thinking about a biologic medication?

See the checklist below

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Biologics Checklist

  • Start with a conversation with your healthcare provider or team
  • Find the answers to your questions
  • Find out what biologic medications are available for your condition
  • Learn about self-management and home treatment
  • Understand the difference between Biologics & Biosimilars
  • Find out what resources are available for you

Explore this site to find the answers to these questions and concerns!