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A 29-year-old member asked:

Is there anybody taking anti-tfn infliximab for rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Many patients!: Results are very good, particulary when used alone and better with methotrexate. The dirrence with Remicade (infliximab) is that it blocks the tnf-a receptor, rather than binding tnf-a itself, but it accomplishes the same thing. It's infusion intervals are longer, because the turnover of recptors is slower than the production of tnf-a itself. A good choice for those who do not want to inject themselves sc.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is anti-tfn infliximab and effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Yes: The biologic drugs, of which the tnf inhibitors are one , are new and exciting medications that are changing the course of RA by interfering with the body's productiion of inflammatory components; in addition they decrease the joint damage. Ther arenow 5 tnf inhibitors, an il-6 inhibitor, and several b cell inhibitors as well as new jak enzyme inhibitors in investigation.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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