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autoimmune disease drug adverse effects

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: A very interesting question. Anything that affects the immune system increases risk. For example Cocaine abusers run a higher risk of vasculitis.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Clarify: What specific type of cancer runs in your family? Please re-ask and provide more information.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It depends : Methotrexate is commonly used in some autoimmune diseases needs to be monitored for liver problems as well as bone marrow and kidney problems. There a ... Read More
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
33 years experience Rheumatology
Potentially yes: Drugs that we use for autoimmune disease do have potentially liver toxicities. Drugs such as methotrexate, imuran. And Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) whic ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
17 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: This is true for most of the drugs used for an autoimmune disease.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes.: All medical options for autoimmune disorders are essentially immune modulators or suppressants.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No link: Drug addiction is an individual trait although one can understand that those who are in constant pain and discomfort may be more prone to take mood-al ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Many autoimmune diseases can be treated with medicines that reduce autoimmunity -- many of which may also reduce the immune system's infection-fightin ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not even close: There are no low cost biosimilar drugs that have any value. All biologics are still under patent protection so no generics are available.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Filter: The filtering units of the liver are compromised, cholesterol meds are metabolized by liver. Risk increases of having muscle damage as side effect.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO- Not cheap 4 sure: I don't know if there will be new & effective drugs to treat autoimmune disease within 5 years but if there are I am certain they will NOT be chea ... Read More
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