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With other tnf inhibitors such as humira and enbrel (etanercept) are there?

With other tnf inhibitors such as humira and enbrel (etanercept) are there?

See below: Cimzia (certolizumab pegol), simponi (golimumab), and Remicade (infliximab) are the other tnf Alpha inhibitors available in the United States. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Etanercept (Definition)

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

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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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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What is it like to have any experience with blood monitoring for anti tnf therapy (humira/enbrel) whilst traveling for multi stop flights abroad?

What is it like to have any experience with blood monitoring for anti tnf therapy (humira/enbrel) whilst traveling for multi stop flights abroad?

See details: People who are stable on TNF biologics do not require blood test monitoring more than once every 3 months. Those in my practice who have been stable for years only have monitoring every 6 months. ...Read more

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Which tnf inhibitor for RA has the least GI side effects?

Which tnf inhibitor for RA has the least GI side effects?

Very few for all.: My experience and the published literature on comparative side-effects say they are about the same and not very common. My bias is for Humira and against remicade (infliximab). As far as response and efficacy, most recent studies say that they are equivalant in rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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How effective are TNF inhibitors for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

TNF inhibitors: Tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-blocking therapy has been used successfully in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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What is the mean onset of action and peak time for therapeutic effects to relieve symptoms of RA with tnf inhibitors?

What is the mean onset of action and peak time for therapeutic effects to relieve symptoms of RA with tnf inhibitors?

Several months!: Results can occur quickly, but most say results can take several months to be fully realized. Remember, inflamed tissue within joints can take time to be resorbed! it also depends on the length of time you have had your rheumatoid arthritis, and also whether mechanical damage has occurred! ...Read more

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I'm just started wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression, but I just read it is a tnf inhibitor and can increase the risk of cancer? Is this true?

I'm just started wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression, but I just read it is a tnf inhibitor and can increase the risk of cancer? Is this true?

Comments: Am totally unaware that Wellbutrin (bupropion) has any history of either increasing cancer risk or causing any neoplastic problem in any bodily area. If this were true, would have been removed from market years ago. ...Read more

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Enbrel (Definition)

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Adalimumab (Definition)

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