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What to Know About Orencia (Abatacept)

Orencia treats rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune joint diseases. See how much to take and what side effects and precautions you need to follow. Orencia (abatacept) is an injectable biologic drug that slows joint damage and reduces pain in...

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How Are Enbrel, Remicade, and Humira Different?

Learn about the differences between Enbrel, Remicade, and Humira, which are all common immunosuppressant drugs (TNF blockers). TNF inhibitors (also known as TNF blockers) are a class of drugs that reduce inflammation by tempering the immune...

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TNF Blockers and Risk of Infection

TNF blockers are associated with an increased risk of infection. Be vigilant. What is the relationship between TNF (tumor necrosis factor) and infection? Is there any case in which a patient's medical history or clinical symptoms would preclude...

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What It Means to Develop Antibodies to Biologics

Learn why biologic medications can result in the creation of anti-drug antibodies and what can be done when it happens. Reviewed by a board-certified physician. One complication of treatment with biologic medications is the formation of anti-drug...

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Risks of Consuming Alcohol With Humira

Many people wonder whether it is safe to use Humira and consume alcohol. Learn what you need to know about the risks. Humira (adalimumab) is an injection used by millions of people to manage a variety of inflammatory health conditions. Many...

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Understanding Biologic Drugs for Arthritis Treatment

Biologic drugs, also referred to as biologic response modifiers or biologics, are injectable or infusible treatments for inflammatory types of arthritis. Biologic drugs are among the medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These...

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What to Know About Humira (Adalimumab)

Humira is a self-injectable biologic TNF inhibitor drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and some other autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Humira (adalimumab) is a biologic drug used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and some other...

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What to Know About Erelzi (Etanercept-Szzs)

Erelzi is a biosimilar to Enbrel (etanercept) approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other types of inflammatory arthritis. Erelzi (etanercept-szzs) is an anti-TNF agent. The injectable liquid drug works by blocking tumor necrosis...

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What to Know About Cimzia (Certolizumab Pegol)

Cimzia is a TNF blocker used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn's disease, spondyloarthritis, and other autoimmune diseases. Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) is an injectable biologic treatment for autoimmune diseases such as...

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