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My child has JRA and failed merhotrexate alone, Enbrel and now highest remicade (infliximab) isn't controlling it anymore so what are orher possible meds?

My child has JRA and failed merhotrexate alone, Enbrel and now highest remicade (infliximab) isn't controlling it anymore so what are orher possible meds?

See details: That question needs to be directed to the child's rheumatologist and not someone over the internet who has no history and cannot examine the child. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Enbrel and Remicade (infliximab) for RA, does any of these 2 meds can cause weight gain?

Enbrel and Remicade (infliximab) for RA, does any of these 2 meds can cause weight gain?

Maybe: Sometimes weight change can occur including weight gain. You and your rheumatologsit will need to develop your goals to help avoid this. ...Read more

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Child has JRA failed enbrel and had side effects from it so dr gave choice humira or remicade (infliximab) 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 (infliximab)   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 (adalimumab) 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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Psoriasis+psor. Arthritis..Methotrexate 15mg for 2 mos. Already+humira weekly..Dr say stelera no good for arthr...Says remicade (infliximab) or enbrel maybe..Ok?

Psoriasis+psor. Arthritis..Methotrexate 15mg for 2 mos. Already+humira weekly..Dr say stelera no good for arthr...Says remicade (infliximab) or enbrel maybe..Ok?

Nod to others:: Humira is a tnfa antibody, and is similar to envbrel. Remicade (infliximab) is an antibody to the tnfa receptor, so it works differently. But i would have tried you on leflunomide, and oral drug, before starting biologics. ...Read more

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Daughter on methotrexate and enbrel and indocin for JRA but hates getting shots every week. Could remicade (infliximab) be a better choice?

Daughter on methotrexate and enbrel and indocin for JRA but hates getting shots every week. Could remicade (infliximab) be a better choice?

An alternative: It is an alternative. However, it still requires being stuck for an IV every 4-8 weeks and sitting in an infusion chair for 2 hours. ...Read more

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When would a doctor use remicade (infliximab) when treating jra ? Currently on methotrexate , enbrel, indocin , and now. 3 weeks of steroids

Any time: It is always an option if your current meds are no longer effective. Sometimes changing from Enbrel to Remicade (infliximab) yields a better response as one can adjust the Remicade (infliximab) dose to a particular situation. ...Read more

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I have psa im on embrel 50mg weekly leflunomide 20mg daily pednisone 10mg daily. Still crippling pain what else can I do? Tryd mtx remicade (infliximab) humara

I have psa im on embrel 50mg weekly leflunomide 20mg daily pednisone 10mg daily.  Still crippling pain what else can I do? Tryd mtx remicade (infliximab) humara

Several Rxs!: You should be on an nsaid! Cymbalta (duloxetine) may also help your pain. Also do not exclude the benefits that can accrue from metatarsal bars( feet), outsole adjustments (knees), and other non-drug interventions can make with your arthritis. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, as a person with ankylosing spondylitis, could you tell about the price of tnf-inhibitors, such as etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab?

Dear doctors, as a person with ankylosing spondylitis, could you tell about the price of tnf-inhibitors, such as etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab?

See below: They run about 4figures/month.---if you have not insurance, you may qualify to receive the drug for free directly from the pharmaceutical company. Talk to your rheumatologist about this. ...Read more

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Psa have tried mtx w /remicade& w/ humara no help methotrexate caused blood issues but worked better. Now embrel/leflunomide.No relief frustrated help?

Psa have tried mtx w /remicade& w/ humara no help methotrexate caused blood issues but worked better. Now embrel/leflunomide.No relief frustrated help?

MTX sc ?: Mtx causes less liver issues given sc versus oral. Also mtx has more potent metabolites that take 10 weeks to develop. You did not specify what tests where abnormal. But you suggest that mtx was given alone. Was it? Mtx and Humira (adalimumab) are a good combo for psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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