By Campion Quinn, Larry Greenbaum

ISBN-10: 0763740519

ISBN-13: 9780763740511

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91 Over the past seven years I've used all three of these anti-TNF drugs. The first one I tried was Remicade. This product is given intravenously over a period of about 2-3 hours. It was such a production¡ªI really didn't like it. It made me feel like a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy. This was a very depressing stage for me. In addition, the results after many treatments were not satisfactory. The next anti-TNF I tried was Humira. Humira is a medication that you can inject yourself, sort of like insulin.

A skin rash can occur in patients who are allergic to the medication. Sometimes dizziness, blurred vision, or headache may occur. When the drug is taken over a long period of time, bleaching of the hair or gray discoloration of the skin can occur. Blood problems are very uncommon with this medication, so Plaquenil requires very little monitoring of blood tests. There is a very remote possibility that Plaquenil may cause pigment deposition in the retina (the back of the eye) and lead to vision loss in some patients.

Cases of lymphoma and tuberculosis have also been associated with the use of all TNF-¦Á inhibitors. The risk of lymphoma is discussed in Question 30, and the risk of infections is discussed in Question 27. 91 Over the past seven years I've used all three of these anti-TNF drugs. The first one I tried was Remicade. This product is given intravenously over a period of about 2-3 hours. It was such a production¡ªI really didn't like it. It made me feel like a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy. This was a very depressing stage for me.

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