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Can you tell me about drug tocilizumab for arthritis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: This is a biologic drug that works by inhibiting interleukin-6 which is an important component of the inflammatory reaction in RA. It is usually very effective for this task. Infection is the major risk but blood tests and lipids also need to be monitored.
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