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What are biologic response modifiers?

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Biologic response modifiers are a type of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug. They target the part of the immune system response that leads to inflammation and joint damage. By doing this, they can improve your condition and help relieve symptoms.

SOURCES: 

American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis."
Amgen Prescribing Information, Amjevita.
Arthur Kavanaugh, MD, rheumatologist; professor of medicine, University of California at San Diego.
Arthritis Foundation: "Drug Guide."
eMedicine Health: "Rheumatoid Arthritis."
FDA: "Therapeutics for Rheumatoid Arthritis." “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” "Prescribing Information, Infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra)." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”
Medscape: "FDA Approves Orencia."
Simponi. 
Singh, R. Current Opinion in Rheumatology; vol 17: pp 274-279.
WebMD Medical News: "New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Work Well." "Celebrex Linked to Heart Attacks."
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Medications."
WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic: "Arthritis Medicines Overview," "Steroids to Treat Arthritis," "Disease-Modifying Medications," "Biologics."

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 16, 2020

SOURCES: 

American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis."
Amgen Prescribing Information, Amjevita.
Arthur Kavanaugh, MD, rheumatologist; professor of medicine, University of California at San Diego.
Arthritis Foundation: "Drug Guide."
eMedicine Health: "Rheumatoid Arthritis."
FDA: "Therapeutics for Rheumatoid Arthritis." “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” "Prescribing Information, Infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra)." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”
Medscape: "FDA Approves Orencia."
Simponi. 
Singh, R. Current Opinion in Rheumatology; vol 17: pp 274-279.
WebMD Medical News: "New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Work Well." "Celebrex Linked to Heart Attacks."
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Medications."
WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic: "Arthritis Medicines Overview," "Steroids to Treat Arthritis," "Disease-Modifying Medications," "Biologics."

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 16, 2020

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