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Biologic Medications

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Biologics are protein-based drugs that are made from live cells. They can either be injected or taken by IV infusion. Biologics target cells (B-cell lymphocytes or T-Cells) and proteins (TNF-alpha, interleukin-6) in the immune system that cause infamation. Common biologics include Enbrel, Humira, Cimzia, Kineret and Rituxan.

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Finding an effective medication and sticking with it are very important when you live with a serious disease such as rheumatoid arthritis.  RA doesn’t damage only your joints, it can attack your lungs, heart, eyes, and the tissue surrounding your joints.  Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are commonly used to treat RA…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted Clinical Trials for Rheumatoid… Participating in a clinical trial may be an option for people with RA who…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on A Beginner’s Guide to RA: Biologics I'm so glad to hear that you have found a medication that enables you to go back…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered How long does Humira take to take… Humira can take 2-3 months to really kick in. It can be a real frustrating…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered I have had RA for 5 years and currently… Hi there,By now, I hope you called your doctor and gotten some advice on…

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