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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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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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I have ra. Enbrel, (etanercept) tociluzumab unsuccessful and 1st round of rituximab. Second round had full effect for 6 weeks. Would you suggest repeat or new tnf?

I have ra. Enbrel, (etanercept) tociluzumab unsuccessful and 1st round of rituximab. Second round had full effect for 6 weeks. Would you suggest repeat or new tnf?

Difficult to say: You need to meet with your rheumatologist to discuss your treatment options as it is difficult to make recommendations when we do not your full history. ...Read more

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Dear dr I have s a spondylitis ankylosis the anti tnf alpha enbrel (etanercept) 25 mg for 1year by injection every 2 weeks not effect with me can I do please help?

Dear dr I have s a spondylitis ankylosis  the anti tnf alpha enbrel (etanercept) 25 mg for 1year by injection every 2 weeks not effect with me can I do please help?

Enbrel (etanercept) dose too low: Your Enbrel (etanercept) dose is very low and may not be sufficient to help. The usual dose would be 50 mg weekly. Ask your doc about increasing the dose. ...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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Was on humira (adalimumab) weekly&psoriasis came back. Now on enbrel&25mg methotraxte.Do u think psorias will clear?Y did humira (adalimumab) 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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Are there other alternatives to enbrel (etanercept) and humira?

Are there other alternatives to enbrel (etanercept) 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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I was on humira and felt terrible, is enbrel (etanercept) any better?

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

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What is the difference in mechanism or humira and enbrel (etanercept)?

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 (etanercept) treatment of psoriasis?

No great...: No great differences. Enbrel (etanercept) 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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