ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough

Nutrients Boost Stem Cell Function

Humans have three times more brown body fat

B12 Proven Essential for Every Cell

Soy isoflavones may benefit breast cancer patients

How B Vitamins Improve Brain Health, Cognition, Psychiatric Problems and Mood Disorders

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

Ylang Ylang Oil Not Only Soothes Your Skin, but Your Mind as Well

Exercises to Help Prevent Urinary Incontinence

 
Print Page
Email Article

Abstract: Infliximab and leflunomide combination therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: an open-label study

  [ 15 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By P. D. W. Kiely and D. M. Johnson • www.ProHealth.com • June 10, 2002




Department of Rheumatology, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK

Objective: To study the safety and efficacy of infliximab plus leflunomide combination therapy in adult rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Methods: Twenty patients with active RA received leflunomide 100 mg for 3 days followed by 20 mg daily for 32 weeks. At week 2 all patients started infliximab 3 mg/kg, and received a further four infusions at weeks 4, 8, 16 and 24.

Results: Adverse events led to 11 patients being withdrawn before the end of the study. The commonest adverse event was pruritis associated with an eczematous rash. Other serious reactions included infliximab infusion reactions in four patients and Stevens–Johnson syndrome in one. There was no relationship between the serum concentration of A77 1726, the active metabolite of leflunomide, and adverse events. The mean Disease Activity Score (DAS28) fell from 7.18 at week 0 to 5.18 (P<0.0001, paired t-test) at week 4 and remained between 3.85 and 4.85 up to week 32. In those patients remaining on treatment, more than 80% achieved an ACR20 response from week 8 to week 28, and up to 46% achieved an ACR70 response.

Conclusion: Infliximab plus leflunomide combination therapy appears to be highly efficacious in the treatment of adult RA. However, widespread use may be limited by adverse events, which were common and in some cases severe.

Rheumatology 2002; 41: 631-637





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It? Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It?
Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?
Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map