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Methotrexate vs humira (adalimumab), rheumatoid arthritis question?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
MTX vs Humira (adalimumab): These drugs fight RA in completely different fashions. Mtx is the consensus first round choice of drugs to treat ra, both by the acr and eular (european version). Most, if not all, insurances require treatment failure with mtx before you start humira, (adalimumab) a much more expensive drug. In most cases, even if Humira (adalimumab) is started, patients will remain on mtx.
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
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