Compare Cimzia vs. Chloroquine

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Cimzia (certolizumab)

Prescription only
Calms the immune system and prevents joint damage.

Cimzia (certolizumab) effectively calms down your immune system, but you have to be comfortable receiving injections.

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Upsides
  • People taking Cimzia (certolizumab) for Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune conditions had greater clinical response compared to people who did not take Cimzia (certolizumab).
  • Compared to some other drugs used to treat autoimmune conditions, Cimzia (certolizumab) has not been associated with as many harmful effects during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • You can give yourself Cimzia (certolizumab) on your own at home rather than visiting a clinic or hospital.
  • After the initial dosing, you need to take Cimzia (certolizumab) every 4 weeks.
  • Cimzia (certolizumab) has been on the market for almost 10 years.
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Downsides
  • Cimzia (certolizumab) lowers your ability to fight infection and in some cases can cause serious life-threatening illness. The risk is greater if you take other drugs that lower your immune system, have an active infection, or had tuberculosis (TB) in the past.
  • Can in some cases cause bladder infections, rash and respiratory infections (cold or flu)
  • In rare cases, Cimzia (certolizumab) has been associated with cancers in children and adolescents.
  • Can increase your risk of side effects if you have a history of heart failure, nervous system conditions, or hepatitis B.
  • There's no generic available and it can be expensive.
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Used for
  • Malaria Malaria; Prophylaxis Non-intestinal amebic infection
Dosage forms
  • Injection
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
The Cimzia (certolizumab) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Aralen Phosphate (Chloroquine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Serious infections

    Taking other immunosuppressant medications such as methotrexate or steroids

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Cancers

    Taking other immunosuppressant medications, such as azathiprine or 6-mercaptopurine, at the same time as Cimzia (certolizumab)

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Heart problems

    History of heart failure

  • Nervous system effects

    Multiple sclerosis

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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