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

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

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. ...Read more

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Child has JRA failed enbrel and had side effects from it so dr gave choice humira or remicade Which is better ? I'm confused snd do know what to do!

Child has JRA failed enbrel and had side effects from it so dr gave choice humira or remicade   Which is better ? I'm confused snd do know what to do!

TNF Inhibitors: All of the medications offered to your child work in similar ways the difference is how the meds are given. Humira is an injection that can be done at home every two weeks, while remicaide is an IV medication that must be done in an infusion unit or hospital. These medication have similar side effects and benefits. My advice is try the medication that is least disruptive to your lifestyle. ...Read more

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My RA doc wants me to take Enbrel/ Humira. Very afraid of the side effects & I'm already blind in 1 eye. What else can I take instead?

My RA doc wants me to take Enbrel/ Humira. Very afraid of the side effects & I'm already blind in 1 eye. What else can I take instead?

Talk to RA doctor: These are issues which need be discussed with your RA doctor. In medicine, most decisions made are based on risk/benefit ratio and without knowing that, it is impossible to provide you with an answer in this type of interaction. ...Read more

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What is the difference in mechanism or humira and enbrel?

None: There both basically work by the same mechanism which is inhibition of tnp. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in humira and enbrel treatment of psoriasis?

Is there a difference in humira and enbrel treatment of psoriasis?

No great...: No great differences. Enbrel is once weekly and Humira is once every two weeks. They have similar efficacy in large trials, but differences exist between individuals! both should be tried only after Methotrexate therapy has failed! ...Read more

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Is there a waiting period between changing from enbrel to humira? If so, how long? Then how long before humira begins to work?

Is there a waiting period between changing from enbrel to humira? If so, how long? Then how long before humira begins to work?

One week: I would start Humira one week after your last Enbrel injection. There is no hard and fast rule. I have seen Humira work as quickly as within two weeks and as long as three months. These medications should be given for at least three months before switching. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was on humira and felt terrible, is enbrel any better?

It's different: Different people react differently to different medications. It is possible that you will have the same trouble with Enbrel but it's also possible that you will have no trouble with enbrel. The only way to know for certain is to try it. ...Read more

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Are there other alternatives to enbrel and humira?

Yes: It depends on the disease being treated. For psoriasis (my field is dermatology), there is infliximab (remicade), ustekinemab (stelara), alefacept (amevive) - not used much now and golimumab (simponi) - not used much either. ...Read more

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What's average amount of time people can take biologics (ex: humira or enbrel) before developing an immunity to it? Do all patients develop immunity?

See below: Patients are more apt to develop resistance to biologic if they are not on methotrexate. However; not all patients are candidate to be on methotrexate. Some patients never have a problem and some do. It is hard to comment on the average amount of time because it is an individual phenomena. ...Read more

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