This article reviews the available data regarding the efficacy of ustekinumab across published randomized clinical trials and open-label experience from tertiary medical centers, safety data, including in pregnancy, and its use in patients who have failed tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists as well as patients who have not failed TNF antagonists. We have proposed an algorithm for positioning the use of ustekinumab among other agents (TNF antagonists, vedolizumab) in moderate-severe Crohn's disease. The article also enumerates drugs that are specific interleukin-23 blockers, including brazikumab (MEDI2070), risankizumab, LY3074828, tildrakizumab, and guselkumab, and the current status of their clinical trials.
- Crohn's disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Interleukin-12/23 monoclonal antibody