TNF Inhibitors

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TNF Inhibitors and Autoimmune Disease

TNF inhibitors are a class of medications that have now been on the market for 20 years and have really revolutionized the management of inflammatory arthritis. These medications are what we call biologics, which means that they are very specifically targeted to 1 part of your immune system and are delivered in a specific way, which is basically through what looks like an antibody into your body. These are medicines that you take as an injection or an infusion.

They’re not pills like you take for a headache. They work in a very unique way. They target the tumor necrosis factor–alpha—TNF-alpha—which is a specific component of your immune system that drives inflammation. It has been…

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