Humira Question

ka_2008

10 Posts
Reply Posted on: Jan 19, 2015 at 2:38pm
Dr. Braverman,

I have read your article on Humira and how it is beneficial at lowering TNF-a when other treatments have failed. I am aware of the Tuberculosis testing need before its use.
However what are your thoughts of Humira permanently lowering TNFa and making one susceptible to cancers, diseases etc? Is this more of a long term usage side effect for those with RA? Thank you for your time!
ka

Dr. Braverman

2016 Posts
RE: Humira Question Posted on: Jan 19, 2015 at 3:02pm
yes that is correct. greatest risk is with long term use.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.