View Full Version : Infliximab?

05-16-2010, 11:14 AM
Is anyone on this drug? Someone I know mentioned it last night as a treatment for autoimmune diseases:
Infliximab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infliximab)

05-16-2010, 11:38 AM
There have been some studies on it, but I don't believe it's been thoroughly tested yet. I may be wrong about that!

You can search "infliximab wegener's" on PubMed to see the studies.
PubMed home (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez)

05-16-2010, 11:45 AM
A similar drug (ie an anti-TNF alpha biological agent) called etanercept showed no benefit to Weggies when they did larger studies. It was a huge disappointment.

05-16-2010, 11:51 AM
So interesting, my sister take Enbrel and it works for her arthritis. It's amazing why certain drugs work with certain autoimmune diseases.