Biologic DMARDs - Dosage - Side Effects - Interactions - Warnings
- A - Z: Arthritis Drugs
- A - Z: DMARDs
- A - Z: Drug Costs
- Enbrel (Etanercept) (38)
- Humira (Adalimumab) (29)
- Kineret (Anakinra) (9)
- Orencia (Abatacept) (13)
- Raptiva (Efalizumab) (10)
- Remicade (Infliximab) (31)
- Rituxan (Rituximab) (22)
- Simponi (Golimumab) (13)
- The Fear of Needles
Self-Injection of Arthritis Drugs
Several arthritis drugs require self-injection.
Biologics - What Arthritis Patients Should Know
Biologics, or biologic response modifiers, are the newest class of drugs approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis and related conditions. Several biologics are in development.
Biosimilars - What You Need to Know
Biosimilars are products that are highly similar to a biologic drugs that are already FDA-approved.
TNF Blockers - What You Need to Know
Enbrel was the first TNF blocker marketed in 1998. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, and Cimzia are other TNF blockers used to treat inflammatory types of arthritis.
Fungal Infection - A Risk With TNF-alpha Blockers
The FDA has announced that the makers of four TNF-alpha drugs must strengthen warnings about fungal infection.
Actemra (Tocilizumab) - What You Should Know
Actemra (tocilizumab) is a monoclonal antibody used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) - What You Should Know
Cimzia is a TNF (tumor necrosis factor) blocker. The class of drugs, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, also includes Enbrel, Remicade, Humira, and Simponi.
Are Some Arthritis Patients Unsuitable Candidates For Biologic Drugs?
Biologic drugs, including TNF blockers, are suitable for some but not all arthritis patients.
Orencia (abatacept) for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Orencia (abatacept) is a T-cell co-stimulation modulator used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
TNF Blockers (Enbrel, Remicade, Humira) - Test Your Knowledge
How much do you know about the TNF blocker drugs Enbrel, Remicade, and Humira?
Enbrel, Remicade, and Humira - How are the drugs similar and different?
Patients are often advised to weigh the benefit and risk of any medication, including TNF blockers Enbrel, Remicade, and Humira. What similarities and differences are there between the three drugs?
What Is a Monoclonal Antibody?
Some of the biolgic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis are monoclonal antibodies. What is a monoclonal antibody?
Biologic Response Modifier: What is it?
Biological therapy, also referred to as immunotherapy or biotherapy, employ biologic response modifiers (BRMs) to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune system to fight disease and/or infection.
TNF Blocker Drugs and Infection Risk
TNF blocker drugs have an infection risk.
Early, Aggressive Arthritis Treatment For Newly Diagnosed Patients
Early, aggressive treatment for arthritis can prevent joint damage and deformity.
Facts About Rituxan (rituximab)
Cancer drug, Rituxan, has been FDA-approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments Do Not Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Research shows no evidence to date that rheumatoid arthritis treatments, particularly the newest medications, increases the risk of breast cancer.
What Is Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)?
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is the target of several biologic drugs for inflammatory types of arthritis.