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

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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...
See list. In the usa, the available tnf inhibitors are Adalimumab (humira), Etanercept (enbrel), certolizumab pegol (cimzia), golimumab (simponi), and Infliximab (remicade). Read more...

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...

I'm 41 and developed psoriasis/psa 1.5 years ago after strep. I have a hard time keeping up with work and kids. My next step is enbrel (etanercept). Is it reasonable to ask for bupropion (mild tnf inhibitor) 1st?

Replace deficiencies. Before you use medications try replacing nutritional deficiencies. People with "autoimmune" disease often are low in vitamin d3. It's easy to get a blood level to know how much to replace. Until then you can take a supplement on your own and try taking 2000-4000 units/day. Also try taking 2-3 grams/day of fish oil. Lastly, make sure to get a reasonable amount of sun exposure. Read more...
No. Buproprion is an antidepressant and is not effective for the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Enbre, on the other hand, is extremely effective in most cases. Read more...
Talk to your doctor. There have been many articles on tnf reduction with bupropion, and its use for psoriasis and crohn's disease, but it is not approved for this, and your doctor may not be comfortable with prescribing it in the absence of depression. However, bupropion is relatively low in side effects, although it can cause seizures in some people, especially in higher doses. Discuss it with dermatologist and pcp. Read more...

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...

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...

My RA doc wants me to take Enbrel/ Humira (adalimumab). Very afraid of the side effects & I'm already blind in 1 eye. What else can I take instead?

Talk to RA doctor. These are issues which need be discussed with your RA doctor. In medicine, most decisions made are based on risk/benefit ratio and without knowing that, it is impossible to provide you with an answer in this type of interaction. Read more...