Biologics target very specific areas in the body to treat diseases.

This means they can often work better and have fewer side effects compared to other immunosuppressive drugs (e.g., methotrexate and azathioprine)5 or therapies that suppress a broad range of cytokines (e.g., Janus kinase inhibitors).9,10

Visit the link below to discover how biologics are changing the landscape of atopic dermatitis treatment.


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