Long-term clinical outcomes after switching from Remicade to Remsima in IBD

July 19, 2017 1:41 PM

A study published on Digestive Diseases and Sciences showed long term data about switching from Remicade to biosimilar version in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.

Limited data are available on long-term clinical outcomes regarding the switch from Remicade® to the infliximab biosimilar CT-P13 (Remsima/Inflectra) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Therefore the aim of the investigators was to investigate long-term efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetic profile, and immunogenicity.

The study was performed as a single-center prospective observational cohort study following an elective switch from Remicade to Remsima in IBD patients. Following a switch from Remicade to CT-P13, 82% of IBD patients continued treatment through 1 year. And according to the results, disease activity scores and inflammatory markers remained unchanged during follow-up, and no CT-P13-related serious adverse events occurred.

These 1-year data suggest that switching to CT-P13 in Remicade-treated IBD patients is safe and feasible.

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

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