Enbrel Vs. Humira

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Asked by Frustrated!!!

Enbrel Vs. Humira

My doctor asked if I wanted to switch from Enbrel to Humira, is one any better than the other? Is there any difference in the two? When I asked these questions to the nurse-she left and consulted with the doctor-then informed me that she would let me decide. I feel like I don't have enough information to make the decision. She had already instructed me to stop taking the Enbrel and come back to see her in two weeks. I left feeling so confused!

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Hi Frustrated!!

I just responded to another of your questions regarding the possibility of having MS. I want to let you know (and other readers know) that if a patient does have MS (in addition to RA), they CANNOT use any of the TNF-blockers. These drugs are contraindicated for MS.

I wrote about the RA biologic drugs in a series of posts. Here was the first one: "Biologic Medications for RA: The Big Picture."

Answered by Lisa Emrich