Outcomes of Arava vs Humira for RA

Question

Please compare the outcomes of Arava vs Humira for RA. I am 51, have been on both in the past and need to choose between them.

Answer

I can discuss the clinical trials for these drugs, but the individual patient can do well ( or poorly) on either drug.   In general, Humira and the other TNF inhibitors would be considered more effective in terms of signs and symptoms and prevention of x-ray damage.  But remember, this might not be true for you.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University