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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of tnf inhibitors such as humira and enbrel (etanercept)?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: The important side effects that have been most extensively related to tnf blockers include: lymphoma, infections including tuberculosis, congestive heart failure, demyelinating disease, a lupus-like syndrome, induction of auto-antibodies, injection site reactions, and systemic side effects.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Infection risk: The major risk with these agents is infection. Other problems are very rare.
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A 50-year-old member asked:

With other tnf inhibitors such as humira and enbrel (etanercept) are there?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 16 years experience
See below: Cimzia (certolizumab pegol), simponi (golimumab), and Remicade (infliximab) are the other tnf Alpha inhibitors available in the United States.
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