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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Would Humira Work Longer Than Enbrel?
My doctor has just switched my from Enbrel to Humira. He told me that Humira was a bit stronger medication then Enbrel. Enbrel stoped working for me after a year of taking it but my doctor said when I started taking Enbrel that it would work for about two years. Since Enbrel only lasted for a year, can I expect Humira to last longer than that?
It's hard to predict how long a medication is going to work. Although both medications work against tumor necrosis factor, they do so through different mechanisms, so Humira may work for longer period of time than Enbrel.
Johnny Su, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University