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▼Etanercept and ▼infliximab for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Relevant BNF section: 10.1.3


&#9660Etanercept* (Enbrel - Wyeth) and&#9660infliximab* (Remicade - Schering Plough) belong to a new class of drugs that block the effects of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), a mediator of inflammation. Both are licensed for the treatment of patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who have responded inadequately to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Here, we consider whether etanercept and infliximab offer advantages.

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  • Relevant BNF section: 10.1.3

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