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A 41-year-old female asked:

What new treatment that is use for r/a and lupus?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 26 years experience
Many: For ra: tnf inhibitors: enbrel, remicade, humira, simponi, (golimumab) cimzia. Other new drugs include: kineret, orencia, rituxan, actemra, and the newest is zeljanz. For lupus: benlysta. Is the newest...Cellcept is not new but is being used more frequently. Rituxan and Orencia are sometimes used off label ( not fda approved) for certain lupus symptoms. Many new drugs for both diseases are in development.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: The are new therapies for each. For RA it is rituxan, Actemra and a new oral med, xeljanz. For sle, it is benlysta (belimumab). "google" them for more specific info.
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