FDA WARNING ABOUT TNF a blocking drugs

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FDA WARNING ABOUT TNF a blocking drugs

Post by Mike Bartolatz » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:34 pm

http://www.docguide.com/news/content.ns ... 9&count=10

FDA WARNING, CANCER RISK INCREASED AND PSORIASIS A SIDE EFFECT OF TNF A BLOCKING DRUGS.
THIS MEANS REMICADE, HUMIRA ETC HAVE THESES AS INCREASED RISK


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Re: FDA WARNING ABOUT TNF a blocking drugs

Post by Chapps » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:24 pm

Even with a cancer warning (and that doesn't mean that it *will* cause cancer), I'd take Remicade without hesitation. That's just me. I had reached the end of my rope with chronic iritis, ankylosing spondilitis and psoriatic arthritis. I was in constant pain, half blind and extremely fatigued. The Remicade has lessened most of the symptoms by quite a bit, some dramatically (the iritis).

Honestly, if they came out with a drug tomorrow that they said would cure all of these auto-immune related issues, but would shorten your life significantly - I'd take it. What can I say? I'm all about the quality of my life, not the longevity.

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Re: FDA WARNING ABOUT TNF a blocking drugs

Post by TammyT » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:30 pm

It's sometimes scary to read the side effects and warnings on prescription drugs. I usually try to weigh the benefit and the risks and if the benefit far outweighs the risks, I'll usually take the medicine. I also check the price since I have a HSA. There are some that I've been wary of taking because of the risks.

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