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Which Is Better Humira Or Enbrel
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Is there a drug that's less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis?
YES: There are multiple drugs for arthritis cheaper than humira. Pills like methotrexate, sulfasalaxine, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and Leflunomide can be used alone or in combination. There is also an injectable form of Methotrexate that can sometimes be more effective. Prednisone can also be taken. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories can be used. Depending on your insurance, another biologic may be cheaper than humira. ...Read more
It's u as much as Rx: Again, this is a question for the treating specialist, most likely a rheumatologist. When treating a disorder like ra, there are a variety of medications that have been effective; as with everything else in medicine, no one size fits all, and the right drug or combo for each must be assessed over time by a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) vs Methotrexate. Which is less toxic? Which is generally better tolerated? I have MCTD and am trying to make a hard decision.
Both are OK: The best medication for M cTD is the medication which treats the most active component at the time. Both of the medications you asked about are safe to use with MCTD if they are monitored by an experienced rheumatologist. They will both require regular lab testing and doctor visits. You should make this choice with your personnel doctor based on your specific symptoms ...Read more
Better to be on methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine or methotrexate and a biologic when treating jra? Methotrexate only doesn't help
Depends on severity: Since you have already been on Methotrexate and its not helping you get complete relief from symptoms, further addition of therapies will depend on severity of your current symptoms. Hydroxychloroquine is milder in efficacy as compared to biologics & both have different side effect profiles. Talk to a rheumatologist who can assess your clinical course & treatment needs & then advise accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is eczema an auto immune response? If so can drugs such as methotrexate and tnf blockers aid in the treatment of extreem cases?
Not auto-immune: Eczema is not an auto-immune response, but it does involve the immune system. Usual treatments are emollients (petrolleum jelly) & moisturizers (ex:cetaphyl or cerave creams) as well as topical corticosteroids.One may see use of stronger immunosuppressants under extreme cases, as well as xolair (ige blocker).Am not sure if these are used off-label or not (i.e. Not yet fda approved for this use?). ...Read more
Is Entyvio meant to be an alternative to oral mesalamines like Lialda? Why consider it? Is the risk profile better?
Entyvio Vs. Mesalamine : Entyvio and mesalamine are different types of medications. They can be used separately or together. The goal of Biologics such as Entyvio is to induce remission, while mesalamine derivatives reduce inflammation but do not induce remission. They have different side effect profiles, and either can be a valid approach in various patient circumstances. Talk to your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Would a doctor ever prescribe an anti-TNF such as Enbrel (etanercept) or Humira for mechanical non malignant back pain or a lumbar strain?
Although: evidence may show some benefit, cost make it impractical . ...Read more
Yes, but see below: Both, especially Copaxone (glatiramer) are quite safe, but require injections, with risk of skin reactions with both, and permanent site dimpling with copaxone (glatiramer). Rebif can cause flu-like rxtns, depression, liver issues, thyroid problems, in addition. Copaxone (glatiramer) may have brief chest pain, breathlessness, and flushing after injection.(hypertension is reported) Copaxone (glatiramer) is safer for pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is prolotherapy recommended for autoimmune patients(psoriatic arthrits) or will the autoimmune affects is effectiveness?
Absolutely not: Anything that increases inflammation is going to increase the risk for a flare of autoimmune arthritis. Controlling and reducing inflammation, not causing it, is the basis for most successful treatments with autoimmune arthritis (methotrexate, anti-tnf inhibitors like Enbrel (etanercept) or humira). Strongly recommend you talk to your rheumatologist before starting any new treatments. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it safe to drink alcohol with subcutaneous methotrexate? What is the average dose of sq methotrexate when taken with humira (adalimumab) for ra?
No: Alcohol use when used with low dose Methotrexate can and has lead to liver failure and the need for a liver transplant. The amount of alcohol that can do this is different depending on other diseases a person has (hepatitis) , meds they are on, and their genetics.So unless you want to flirt with disaster, no amount of alcohol should be considered "safe". Absolutely ask your doctor before drinking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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