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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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We live in a time when there are more treatments for RA than ever before. Biologics offer more hope of symptoms going into remission for many more people. These treatments, however, come with a downside. Since they suppress the immune system, they also increase your risk of infection.   What can you do to manage this risk? Here are tips that…

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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…




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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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered Does Large Doses Of Prednisone Increase… Quite a few people who have RA also have trouble with bone density, such…


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