Study says switch in arthritis drugs may help

06/25/2004 | Reuters Health

A small study reported in the Journal of Rheumatology says switching from one rheumatoid arthritis drug to another within the medication class called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors can improve the outcome for patients. Doctors working with TNF inhibitors Remicade and Enbrel studied 20 patients switching from Enbrel to Remicade and another group of 73 receiving Remicade with no prior TNF inhibitor therapy and found both groups showed significant improvement.

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