Biologics

Last Update : 01 April, 2015

  • These drugs are latest advance of Allopathy science in rheumatological diseases.
  • These drugs target tiny molecules involved in disease mechanisms.
  • Etanercept, Infliximab, Adalimumab, Rituximab, Tocilizumab and Abatacept are these types of drugs.
  • These drugs are used in very severe diseases which cannot be control by fist line drugs.
  • Blood counts, liver function test, kidney function, cholesterol, investigations to rule out TB are done as per guidelines before starting these drugs.
  • Please inform your doctor if there is family history of TB or Cancer.

Inform your doctor if you develop following symptoms on this drug

  • General itching, Skin rash, Urticaria.
  • Continuous low grade fever, Throat pain.

 

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