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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?

Infection risk: The major risk with these agents is infection. Other problems are very rare. ...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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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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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 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?

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

Possibly: Fortunately, there are many options for inflammatory arthritis like RA or psoriatic arthritis, and since everyone is unique, one can have a very unique response (good or bad) to unique meds. So yes, it is possible that you respond well to Enbrel just as it is possible that you feel bad on it as well. Depending on the severity of the condition, risks and benefits need to be weighed prior to start. ...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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On actemra IV(dose increase in dec)and methotrexate for 5 mon now but still having bad flare ups. Tried humira,enbrel,etc. since diagnosis in Dec 2013?

Your question is?: Your have not asked a question. This issue needs to be discussed with your rheumatologist. No one can give you specific advice over the internet without a complete history and exam. ...Read more

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Was on humira weekly&psoriasis came back. Now on enbrel&25mg methotraxte.Do u think psorias will clear?Y did humira stop working?Stress overpower it?

Was on humira weekly&psoriasis came back. Now on enbrel&25mg methotraxte.Do u think psorias will clear?Y did humira stop working?Stress overpower it?

Both work: It's your these medicines are effective. The reason medication stop working may depend on many factors. Sometimes the body develops resistance to a medication that is working fine. The resistance can occur because of antibodies against the drug. It can also occur because the mechanism of the disease of the illness can change differently at the molecular level. You doctor can better answer this. ...Read more

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