Remicade, Enbrel and Humira are all inhibitors of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) which causes inflammation. See our section on RA treatments. Remicade and Humira are monoclonal antibodies against TNF. Remicade has a portion of a mouse protein, Humira is fully human. Enbrel is a soluble receptor that binds TNF. Thus all are different and Humira is worth the try.
Moving from Enbrel to Humira
I have AS and Enbrel worked brilliantly for one year. It has suddenly stopped being effective. Prior to being on Enbrel I was on Remicade, that too, after a year or two started to become less effective and I also developed an allergic reaction to the infusion. Would it be worth trying Humira, or is it exactly the same thing as Enbrel?