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    Anti-tumour Necrosis Factor Alpha (anti-TNF-alpha) Professional

    Etanercept should be withdrawn if the response is not adequate after 12 weeks. [ 2 ] Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) NICE guidance is in progress on the use of adalimumab, etanercept and inflix...

    Biological Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis Conditions

    They include adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, infliximab, anakinra, abatacept, rituximab and tocilizumab. They come in various different brand names.

    Crohn's Disease Professional

    Consider adding methotrexate to a conventional glucocorticosteroid or budesonide to induce remission in people who cannot tolerate azathioprine or mercaptopurine, or in whom TPMT activity is deficient...

    Rheumatoid Factor Professional

    Prognostic use of rheumatoid factor Rheumatoid factor does not generally help in monitoring rheumatoid disease, although it may help with the use of newer agents such as etanercept and inflixim...

    Generalised Pustular Psoriasis Professional

    Indeed, case reports have implicated some of the agents used to treat generalised pustular psoriasis with aggravating/inducing the condition - for example: Ciclosporin. [ 9 ] Etanercept and ...

    Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) Professional

    Anti-tumour necrosis factor or biological agents The term biological agents encompasses tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha-blockers (infliximab, etanercept, and adalimumab) and other agent...

    Crohn's Disease Conditions

    Medicines called infliximab and adalimumab (which are really manufactured antibodies) block the action of this chemical and therefore suppress the disease activity.

    Behçet's Disease Conditions

    An example of these medications is infliximab. What is the outlook (prognosis)? Behcet's disease usually becomes worse for a time (a flare-up) and then gets better.

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease Conditions

    Biologic therapy - for example, infliximab, adalimumab, and golimumab. These medicines are called monoclonal antibodies. They should be used under specialist supervision.

    Psoriatic Nail Disease Conditions

    For example, methotrexate, ciclosporin, acitretin, infliximab, etanercept, efalizumab, ustekinumab or adalimumab. There is some risk of serious side-effects with these medicines, so they are ...

    Erythrodermic Psoriasis Professional

    Ciclosporin and infliximab are the most rapid-acting agents, with acitretin and methotrexate the slower-acting first-line choices.

    Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis Professional

    The following are approved for treatment of RA: [ 11 ] Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors: adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, infliximab. Anti-interleukin-1...

    Ulcerative Colitis Professional

    It reduces the colectomy rate by 50% in the short term but its use is controversial because of toxicity (drug-associated mortality is about 3%) and the long-term failure rate. Infliximab...

    Psoriatic Arthritis Conditions

    Medicines which modify or block the effect of TNF alpha include  etanercept , infliximab, adalimumab, and golimumab. They show promise but their long-term benefits are still being evalua...

    Ankylosing Spondylitis Conditions

    There are several TNF-alpha inhibitors available: Adalimumab Certolizumab pegol Etanercept Golimumab Infliximab They cannot be taken as tablets or liquids to swallow...

    Kawasaki Disease Conditions

    Some treatments which have been tried or are being studied are: Steroids such as prednisolone Infliximab Etanercept Methotrexate Further research is needed to conf...

    Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) Conditions

    Biological therapies include adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, golimumab, infliximab, anakinra, abatacept, rituximab and tocilizumab. Biological therapies are not discussed further ...

    Sarcoidosis Conditions

    Prednisolone Methotrexate Sarcoidosis Azathioprine and cyclophosphamide. infliximab Thalidomide and tetracyclines

    Acne Conglobata and Rarer Forms of Acne Professional

    Modern external beam radiation has been used with some success. [ 15 ] Infliximab has been tried but not with good results. [ 16 ] However, one study reported the successful use of adalim...

    Immune Suppression Conditions

    Anti-TNF drugs such as etanercept , infliximab, adalimumab, certolizumab and golimumab. (TNF stands for anti tumour necrosis factor, and some of the "mab" medicines above act again...